LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A
state lawmaker and Republican candidate for governor is pushing again to
pass a voter identification law in Nebraska.
Sen. Charlie Janssen
of Fremont will present his proposal Thursday to the Legislature's
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.
would require voters to show government-issued photo identifications
before casting a ballot. The bill would require the Department of Motor
Vehicles to issue identification cards to qualified voters who don't
have a driver's license or other IDs.
The measure wouldn't apply to early voters or mail-in ballots, unless a person hasn't voted before.
killed a similar measure last year with a filibuster. The debate raged
for hours, with one state senator referring to the legislation as "Jim