Wyoming governor signs bill requiring photo ID to be shown at polling places


Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed legislation on Tuesday that will require voters in his state to show photo identification prior to voting in elections.

Gordon, a Republican, signed House Bill 75 into law, which will mean that starting in July 2021, Wyoming voters will need to show a valid government-issued photo ID in order to cast their ballots, according to Oil City News.

The bill has been criticized by Democrats in the state, who say voter ID laws suppress turnout, especially in minority communities, while Republicans argue that showing a photo ID discourages voter fraud.

“It is a necessary function of our republic to provide our citizens with confidence that our elections are secure, fair, and valid,” Wyoming House state Rep. Chuck Gray, a Republican, said about the legislation. “I am... (Read more)

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