Henry is troubled the bill also would extend the time for early voting, an issue he thinks should be dealt with separately, Sund said.
The governor "specifically asked lawmakers not to logroll his early voting proposal into the voter I.D. bill, but those wishes were ignored,” Sund said.
"The governor believes both issues should be considered separately, passing or failing on their merits.”
SB 4 would extend the time voters could cast in-person absentee ballots, starting at 1 p.m. on the Wednesday before a general election. Voters now may cast in-person absentee ballots on the Friday, Saturday and Monday before an election.
Ford said if Henry vetoes the measure, he would work on another bill that would bypass the governor and send the question of voter ID to a vote of the people.
House Democratic leader Danny Morgan opposed SB 4, saying legislators’ time would be better spent addressing real problems, not imaginary ones.
"Not even the Republican House author of the bill could offer a case of voter fraud,” said Morgan, of Prague. "It’s funny to me that we took up this unnecessary legislation on the same day as we were supposed to finalize a budget for common education.”
Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to gut the bill and require that the voter identification card issued by county election officials be the only form voters would have to show in order to cast a ballot.
The measure was killed in a parliamentary move.
"This could have been a great, bipartisan way to address the concerns of those who are asking for voter ID legislation,” said Morrissette, who voted against SB 4.
"Because it was filed by a Democrat, I think my colleagues ignored it without any consideration.”