SC House approves bill requiring photo ID to vote

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina proposal allowing just three days of no-excuse early voting and requiring voters to show a photo ID has advanced.

The House on Wednesday reduced the number a days before an election that voters could show up early. The bill previously allowed for 12 days. But the latest version opens the polls only on the Thursday through Saturday before Election Day.

Currently, voters can cast ballots in person up to a month early if they can say why they can't vote on Election Day. The Senate compromise approved in February preserved that provision, but the House struck that option to allow such absentee voting only by mail.

The Senate is not expected to agree to the changes, sending the bill to a conference committee.

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