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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


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.