Voter ID: The bombshell recommendation that brings an American problem to NSW

Sean Nicholls

December 1 2016 - 2:57PM

 

During the final sitting week of the NSW Parliament for the year, dominated by furious debate over legislation removing Independent Commission Against Corruption chief Megan Latham from her job, a parliamentary committee tabled a report containing an equally contentious measure.

The report on the 2015 state election from the joint standing committee on electoral matters suggested a range of improvements to NSW voting rules based on the most recent poll.

It contains a bombshell recommendation: that NSW voters be forced to produce photo identification before they are able to cast a ballot.

The requirement to produce photo ID to vote may sound fairly innocuous; most of us have a driver's licence or some other form of identification.

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