The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.
The Senate on Tuesday rejected a committee recommendation that the bill requires a two-thirds majority —24 votes — then voted 22-12 vote for the legislation and sent it to Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe. Beebe has questioned the need for such a requirement, but has not said whether he'll veto the bill.
The Republican-led Senate approved an earlier version of the bill, but had to approve an amendment attached by the GOP-controlled House.
Arkansas poll workers must ask for identification under current law, but voters don't have to show it to cast a ballot. The bill would require Arkansas to provide free photo IDs to voters who don't have one.