Raleigh, N.C. — As of yet, no lawmaker has filed a bill to require voters show identification when they go to the polls, but that may be about to change.
House Speaker Thom Tillis told those attending a conservative political action conference in Raleigh Friday that such a bill may be coming soon.
Jordan Shaw, a spokesman for Tillis, confirmed that a voter ID "process" would begin next week, although Tillis did not mean to indicate a specific piece of legislation would be moving.
Republican lawmakers sent a bill that would have required most voters to show an ID to Gov. Bev Perdue, a Democrat, during the 2011-12 legislative session. Perdue vetoed the bill, and lawmakers could not muster the votes for an override.
Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican who took office in January, has repeatedly said he favors some kind of ID requirement. And Republicans, who control both the House and Senate, have said that a voter ID law would be a top policy priority this year.