Lawmakers to meet on voter ID, early voting in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina legislators will attempt to resolve differences in a bill that would require voters to show photo ID and allow for early voting.

A conference committee of House and Senate members are set to meet Wednesday, a day before the regular session ends.

House GOP leaders want to focus on the ID requirement.

The Senate combined voter ID and early voting in the version it passed in February. The changes allowed a two-week window when voters could cast a ballot early without needing an excuse. And it continued to allow voters to vote in person up to a month early by giving an excuse for not voting on Election Day.

The House has been unwilling to allow more than three days of in-person early voting.

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