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Maine Senate Passes Bill That Requires ID to Vote [POLL]

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The Maine Senate has approved a bill that would require ID when voting at the polls.

The bill, which can be seen here, was approved by one vote, 18-17.

Those in favor of the bill say it will curb potential and existing voter fraud, while those apposing the bill say it will add voting hurdles to the disabled, poor and elderly.

If the bill does pass into law, Maine will become the 32rd state to require voters to show ID at the polls.

The bill now goes the democratically-led Maine House where it most likely will have more trouble passing.

The bill also says you can vote using a provisional ballot without an ID, but you’ll have to show one within five days after to make your vote count. Another piece of information about the bill worth noting, if you cannot afford a state ID, you’ll be able to get one for free.

For more on this story and to see how your Senator voted, click here.

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