AUGUSTA – A bill that would require Maine voters to show a photo id before casting a ballot is killed in the house.
Lawmakers voted 82-to-66 against the measure with the majority saying the requirement isn’t needed.
Supporters of the Republican backed measure say the proposed law would help cut down on voter fraud.
But others feel fraud isn’t a big issue and they fear it would keep some voters away from the polls. The Maine Senate voted in favor of the measure.
It will now head back to the senate for more consideration.