Plan to require photo ID for voters, petition drive launched

Republican leaders are moving forward with a plan to require photo ID when you vote. 

State Senator Julie Slama is spearheading the move by filing an initiative petition with the secretary of state's office to launch the "citizens for voter ID" drive.

The proposal would place the issue on the 2022 general election ballot in the form of a constitutional amendment. 

Recent efforts to change election laws have been held up in the state legislature. 

Supporters say the proposed constitutional amendment would ensure voters have confidence in Nebraska's election process.

Opponents argue there has been no evidence of voter fraud in Nebraska that would point to the need for change. 

Supporters of the initiative said they expect to begin collecting petition signatures in August.