By Bob Katzen

The House 28-130, rejected an amendment that would require that any polling place that requires a voter to prove he or she is vaccinated, by presenting his or her vaccination card, to also show suitable identification to demonstrate proof of residence to the local election officer.

“The amendment would require that if vaccination status was required to enter a polling location, then the poll officials would be required to verify the identity of the card holder,” said amendment sponsor Rep. Peter Durant (R-Spencer). “The reasoning behind the amendment was to ensure that if the local officials required a vaccine, then they should verify that the person was indeed the one named on the card.”

“Thank you for the spirited debate,” said Election Laws Committee House chair Dan Ryan. As I mentioned in previous response to [this] amendment, mandates requiring proof of vaccination have not been extended to voting sites. Therefore, I would ask for a ‘No’ vote on this amendment.”

(A “Yes” vote is for the amendment requiring a voter to show suitable identification. A “No” vote is against requiring it.)

Rep. Christine Barber No Rep. Mike Connolly No Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven No

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