Schweitzer Vetoes Voter Registration Bill

first_img Email HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer has vetoed a bill to require a government-issued photo identification to cast a vote during an election.Schweitzer says the bill would have placed an unnecessary burden on low-income, elderly, disabled and student voters.The governor’s veto kills one of a number of Republican-backed election bills that came before the Legislature this session.Proponents say bills such as the one vetoed Thursday help prevent voter fraud.Critics say there has been no evidence of fraud and no reason for the bills. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img

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