RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina legislature is resuming efforts to give voters the chance to decide this fall whether in the future they should be required to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

  • Senate debate will be held Thursday.
  • House has already weighed in.
  • Lawmakers want to finished work by Friday.

A Senate committee scheduled a debate Thursday on a proposed change to the North Carolina Constitution requiring photo ID.

The House already decided earlier this week it wants to put the referendum on statewide ballots in November.

Republicans in charge of the General Assembly already have agreed to three other constitutional amendments addressing hunting and fishing, crime victims' rights and the composition of the state elections board.

The House also could wrap up debate Thursday on a question about a new method for filling judicial vacancies.

Lawmakers want to adjourn their annual work session by Friday. 

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