Posted: Apr 4, 2012 6:26 AM by Kate Richards
DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers are considering whether to ask voters to decide if people should provide their photo ID before casting ballots.
The measure faces long odds Wednesday in a Senate committee controlled by Democrats. House Republicans have already passed the measure.
Republicans say requiring photo IDs to vote would prevent fraud. Democrats say voter impersonation happens rarely and that requiring photo ID at the polls would lead to voter suppression of minorities.
Republicans tried a similar proposal last year but it wouldn't have required the voters' approval. That measure also passed the House before failing in the Senate.
Similar photo ID requirements have been blocked by legal challenges in Texas and Wisconsin.