Elections chief backs study of voter ID bill

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Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Nebraska's elections chief is recommending an interim study to determine whether the state needs legislation that would require government-issued photo identification to vote.

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale said he is generally supportive of adopting a voter ID measure, but he said a bill before the Nebraska Legislature this session could be the strictest among the 33 states that have voter ID laws and “may be stronger than Nebraska needs.”

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