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Nevada Assembly Committee To Vote On 2 Voter ID Bills

Cathleen Allison / AP
 

Cathleen Allison / AP

(AP) - A Nevada Assembly committee is expected to decide on two bills requiring voters to show identification in order to cast a ballot.

The Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on AB253 and AB266.

The measures would require voters to show a government-issued identification card, such as a driver's license, or an identification card specifically created for the purpose of voting.

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles would be required to create and distribute free voter cards to a person without another form of identification.

The measures were the subject of a spirited hearing March 17. Witnesses disagreed on whether Nevada suffered from a voter fraud problem and whether an ID requirement would disenfranchise poor and marginalized citizens.