BISMARCK, N In North Dakota, you are allowed to sign an affidavit to vote even if you don't have proper identification on election day.
Lawmakers are looking to change that system.
Under a proposed law, voters who show up unprepared will be allowed to sign an affidavit, then vote with a set-aside ballot.
The ballot would only be counted if that voter showed proper ID to an election official within 6 days.
"It's going to give everybody an opportunity to vote now. The absentee ballot will work better. It'll work better with the election and the voters process," saID Sen. Richard Marcellais, D-Belcourt.
Marcellais is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, members of which sued the state to allow for the current affidavit system.
Rep. Pam Anderson, D-Fargo, voted to send the bill to the Senate out of conference committee, but said it may not stand up to a similar court challenge.
The bill is headed to the Senate for final approval.