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Wyoming Legislature Approves Voter ID Bill

Both chambers in Wyoming on Thursday approved a bill that requires voters to present identification before voting.

The state House passed the bill 51-8 after the Senate approved it 21-1.

The legislation requires people to present proof of ID before voting. Proof can be a driver’s license, a tribal identification card, a Wyoming identification card, a U.S. passport, a U.S. military card, an ID from a university or public school within the state, or a Medicare or Medicaid insurance card.

A person “may vote only if the person presents acceptable identification immediately before voting at the polling place or absentee polling place,” the bill states.

If the person is unable to present an acceptable ID, then the voter may vote by provisional ballot.