Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Indiana Republicans look to double down on mail-in voter ID requirements

Indiana voters would have to submit more identification information to obtain mail-in election ballots under a bill Republicans are advancing through the state Legislature.

The Indiana House voted 64-27 along party lines Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require voters submitting a paper application for a mail ballot to include a photocopy of a government-issued identification card or at least two ID numbers, such as their 10-digit driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number.

Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Tim Wesco of Osceola said the step was aimed at increasing voter confidence in elections by putting identification requirements for mail-in ballots in line with those for in-person voting.

Democrats argued that the additional requirements may disenfranchise some people, especially older voters who find it difficult to navigate the additional requirements. Voting-rights groups maintain that the ID requirements aren’t necessary because county election workers already must confirm that a person’s signature on the application matches that from their voter registration record.

House members voted Tuesday to remove provisions that would have prohibited a spouse or other family member from requesting a mail ballot application for a voter and ban any portion of the application form being highlighted.

The bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

This post appeared first on FOX NEWS

You May Also Like

Editor's Pick

What finally brought the Great Depression to an end? We’ve seen that, whatever it was, it took place not during the 30s but sometime...

Editor's Pick

Quarterly earnings is a time when management teams announce whether they’ve kept all their promises that were made over the prior 90 days. These...


Embattled Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., responded to allegations of running a toxic workplace amid her tumultuous Senate run kickoff as she tries to soften...

Editor's Pick

Our research at includes extensive seasonal studies, working off the seasonality tool here at We’ve recently ended the best historical period of...