Nevada voter ID photo costs less than expected

by - January 31, 2013

Secretary of State Ross Miller said Tuesday the cost of his proposal to include photos of voters in election poll books used at polling places to prevent fraud is $787,200, far less than originally estimated.

The original estimate was between $5 million and $10 million, but that was based only on a similar proposal discussed in Minnesota.

"Less than $800,000 is a small price to pay to enhance and modernize our existing system," Miller said. "When we have the opportunity to increase access to our polling locations and further strengthen the security of our system, without disenfranchising any voters, we should do so. With 1.3 million active registered voters in Nevada, upgrading the system would only cost 60 cents per voter."

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