Voter ID Law Likely to Pass in Iowa, But Not Without Opposition

Mar 13, 2017

More than 30 states have enacted some form of a voter identification requirement in recent years, and Iowa could join that list, as a contentious voter ID bill continues to be discussed at the statehouse.

On this legislative day edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer is joined by IPR statehouse correspondent Joyce Russell to host a conversation with lawmakers working on this proposal in Des Moines. They also talk with Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter, Brandon Smith, who describes the impact that similar voter ID legislation has had in Indiana over the last decade.

Guests this hour include: Rep. Ken Rizer (R) of Marion; Sen. Tony Bisignano (D) of Des Moines; Nathan Blake of the ​League of United Latin American Citizens; and Brandon Smith, statehouse reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting.