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Voter photo ID bill wins final passage during flurry of work

The bill was one of the highest-profile issues in the legislative session.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a bill to require people to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote. 

The measure cleared the Republican-led legislature Thursday night. The bill now goes to Gov. Andy Beshear who expressed concerns about the proposal Friday.

It was part of a flurry of last-minute work before lawmakers started a weeklong break due to the new coronavirus pandemic. 

The final version was the product of work by a House-Senate conference committee. 

The bill was one of the highest-profile issues in the legislative session.

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