Officials in Dayton are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
GOP Lawmakers In Ohio Seek Vote On Photo ID Bill
Several Republican state lawmakers want to force the Ohio House to vote on a bill requiring voters in the swing state to show photo identification at the polls.
The bill was introduced almost a year ago and has yet to have a hearing. It would require Ohioans to show a driver’s license, state ID card or other form of photo ID in order to cast their ballots.
Supporters of the bill said Tuesday they are circulating a petition to pull the proposal from committee and bring it to a vote by the House. They said the ID requirements help safeguard Ohio’s vote, though fraud cases are rare.
Voter rights groups say supporters of the proposal are going after a problem that doesn’t exist.