US House passed voter identification legislation

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On September 20, 2006, the US House of Representatives voted 228-196 in favor of the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006. The legislation would amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require voters to present valid photo ID cards when voting in federal elections starting in 2008. By 2010, under the bill, voters would have to present identification that certifies they are US citizens. In addition, the bill contains a provision requiring that states provide the required documentation to indigent citizens free of charge. The Senate never acted on the legislation.

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