Caldwell said the measure is not needed.
"If there were any evidence of voter impersonation in Oklahoma elections, the League of Women Voters would be first in line supporting this kind of legislation,” she said.
Caldwell said the measure could result in some longtime voters being turned away from voting because they lack an ID.
"It’s an inconvenience to some, and it’s a prohibition to others,” she said.
The other view
Sen. John Ford, the Senate author of SB 4, said the measure’s intent is to maintain the integrity of the state’s electoral process and to take steps before any problems occur.
People who have no photo ID card and who lose their voter ID card may call their county election board and get a replacement mailed to them free, said Ford, R-Bartlesville.
The bill also would extend in-person absentee voting. It would let people start voting the Wednesday before a general election. Henry preferred to see voter ID and early voting in separate bills.