AUGUSTA – A bill that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls passes the Senate and now heads to the House.
By a narrow 18 to 17 vote the senate approves the bill introduced by Assistant Majority Leader Andre Cushing.
31 other states require some form of identification before casting a ballot.
Republicans say it would crack down on voting fraud. Democrats say those claims are unfounded and Republicans are trying create barriers for voters.
The bill faces uncertainty in a democratically controlled House.