COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state Senate committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on a bill that would require Ohioans to show photo identification to vote in person, and the full Senate may vote on a second bill that makes broad changes to state election laws.
The vote on the election overhaul measure was temporarily delayed Wednesday after the ID requirement was removed from it. Democrats and the state's Republican elections chief were among those opposing the ID rule.
Senate President Tom Niehaus says he put the vote on hold because he wants to make sure he and other GOP lawmakers are comfortable with the bill.
A senate committee is considering separate legislation with the ID rule. Niehaus says he plans for the Senate to vote on the ID bill before next month.