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Wyoming Republican Governor Mark Gordon Signs Voter ID Bill into Law

•, The Hill

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill requiring state residents to provide identification when they go to cast a ballot.

The bill, HB0075, says that Wyoming voters must present "acceptable identification" when voting in person and that "in-person voters may be challenged for failure to present acceptable identification," whether they choose to vote on Election Day or during early voting.

State Rep. Chuck Gray (R) was the primary sponsor of the bill, which nearly two-thirds of the Wyoming legislature co-sponsored.

"Today's signing of my Voter ID legislation is a victory for the citizens of Wyoming," Gray said on Tuesday, according to Cowboy State Daily. "It is a necessary function of our Republic to provide our citizens with confidence that our elections are secure, fair, and valid. I am proud that we were able to meet this important milestone for Wyoming."