“Bill targeting college IDs clears Kentucky Senate in effort to revise voter identification law”


 College-issued student ID cards won’t carry the same weight as a form of photo identification at polling places if a bill that advanced Tuesday in Kentucky’s legislature becomes law.

The Senate voted to revise the state’s voter identification law by removing those student IDs from the list of primary documents to verify a voter’s identity.

Senate Bill 80 — which would still allow those student IDs as a secondary form of identification — won Senate passage on a 27-7 vote and heads to the House. Republicans have supermajorities in both chambers.

Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams, a key supporter of the state’s 2020 voter ID law, has expressed opposition to the new legislation.

Supporters of the bill insist that the change would be no impediment to students’ ability to vote.

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