Voter ID bills die in the Colorado House

(Photo: CPR/Pat Mack)
<p>A voter at the polls in November 2013.</p>

Democrats in the state House today rejected two bills that would have required a photo ID to register to vote close to an election.

The bills' Republican backers are concerned there aren't enough safeguards to prevent voter fraud with last-minute registrations. But opponents say the current system is secure and that adding a photo ID requirement could disenfranchise some poor and elderly voters.

When we interviewed the new Secretary of State, Wayne Williams, earlier this year, he said this type of voter ID law was part of his agenda. Specifically he wants photo ID for Election Day registration.