Debate on SC bill requiring photo ID delayed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina legislators have postponed debate on a compromise to require voters show a photo ID at the polls and allow limited early voting.

The House voted Tuesday to delay debate on the compromise approved a committee of House and Senate members. The Senate was debating the plan Tuesday.

The bill dies if the Legislature can't agree by the end of this week's special session.

The bill would create an 8-day window when voters could cast ballots early without needing an excuse for not voting on Election Day. It would continue to allow in-person absentee voting up to a month early with an excuse, but only on paper ballots.

Democrats want an extended early voting period and oppose requiring voters to show a picture ID.

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