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House bill on voting to include other forms of ID

Published On: Mar 18 2013 06:38:47 AM CDT

(AP) - A spokesman for Speaker Thom Tillis is confirming that a House bill on voter identification likely will include IDs such as expired drivers' licenses for older people and those that colleges issue for students.
Spokesman Jordan Shaw confirmed Sunday to the Associated Press the House bill will include such IDs. He emphasized the House doesn't have a bill yet.
Tillis first made the comments in an MSNBC interview Saturday in which he said voter fraud isn't the main reason for considering a voter ID requirement. He said the main reason is to restore voters' confidence in government.
The House Election Committee held a hearing Thursday about requiring photo IDs. Panelists said voter fraud rarely occurs in North Carolina elections.
Photo ID supporters said traditional methods to identify voters no longer work.