Request NCSL Provide Information on State-by-State Voter ID Requirements
WASHINGTON—Representative Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.), and Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today wrote the National Conference of State Legislatures President Robin Vos regarding state legislatures implementing voter identification requirements.
“There is increasing bipartisan support for requirements to show a photo identification before being permitted to cast a ballot. Even Democrats who once opposed such measures are now signaling support, including former President Barack Obama and voter rights advocate Stacey Abrams,” wrote the Republicans. “Requiring a voter to show identification before casting a ballot is a commonsense measure to increase the integrity of the election’s process and bolster voter confidence in our nation’s elections. These requirements reduce public perceptions of fraud and ensure we continue to uphold ‘one person, one vote.’”
The Republican leaders request the NCSL provide a state-by-state summary of voter identification requirements, descriptions and status of all legislative proposals pending in state legislatures related to voter identification requirements, and any recommendations or model legislation NCSL provided to state legislatures regarding voter identification requirements.
The full letter to NCSL President Robin Vos is available here.