|Posted:||January 21, 2021 01:41 PM|
|From:||Representative Brad Roae|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Ensuring that in-person voting security procedures are consistent with mail-in voting|
|I will soon introduce legislation to ensure that in-person voting security features are consistent with mail-in voting. As you know, when voting by mail a voter must provide their driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number. It is currently illegal for in-person polling sites to ask for that exact same fraud-preventing information. My legislation would require in-person voters to provide the exact same information they would have to provide if they voted by mail.
This is not photo ID legislation as a voter would not be required to actually show their driver’s license or show a Social Security card but the election workers would match that same information with the information on file just like they do with mail-in voting.
Voters could hand the poll workers a piece of paper, show them their phone, show the actual card, or verbally tell them the information. Counties would also be allowed to let voters use a keypad similar to those at stores which require customers to enter their ZIP Code or PIN when making a purchase.
I would greatly appreciate your co-sponsorship of this legislation.