Voter ID bill vote today

Posted at 1:55 PM, Feb 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-19 13:55:50-05

Lawmakers in the Virginia General Assembly will vote on a measure today, that some say makes it harder for minorities and the elderly to vote in elections.

If passed, the measure would require all Virginians to bring a photo ID with them when they head to the polls.

Republicans say it will help prevent election fraud.

But democrats say the legislation discourages hundreds of thousands of Virginians - many of whom are black, hispanic, or elderly - from going to the polls to vote.