South Carolina lawmakers to debate voter ID bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The debate over requiring South Carolina voters to show photo identification at the polls is moving through the Legislature.

The proposal is up for debate Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Republicans pushed the measure through the House last week.

Voters can now show either a driver's license or voter registration card, which lacks a photo. The proposal would require they show a photo ID. That could include a driver's license, passport, military ID or photo ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

House Democrats blasted the proposal as voter suppression.

The Senate is expected to again add early voting to the measure. A similar bill died last year as the session ended without a compromise between the House and Senate versions.

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