Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: February 20, 2008
Sen. John Ford
Senate Committee Passes Bill to Prevent
The Senate Appropriations Committee has given
approval to Senate Bill 1150 which will require voters to show
identification when they cast their ballots. Sen. John
Ford, who represents Craig, Nowata and Washington Counties, is
author of the measure, which would require voters to show identification
at the polls.
could use a valid voter identification card, driver license,
passport, state identification card, a copy of a current utility
bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck, or any other
government document showing the voter’s name and address,” Ford
said he was extremely pleased with Wednesday’s committee
vote, and looked forward to presenting the measure to the full
decisions Oklahoma voters make are too important to leave this
process vulnerable to fraud. This legislation will help
ensure the integrity of that process,” Ford said.
the measure is approved by the full Senate, it would then move
to the House of Representatives for committee consideration.
For more information contact:
Senator Ford's Office: (405) 521-5634