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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House plans a final vote Tuesday night on whether to send a voter ID constitutional amendment to the November ballot.

If voters approve the amendment, the measure would require Minnesotans to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. Absentee voters and those who mail in ballots would also have to prove their identity.

Supporters of the measure say it will build election integrity and modernize an outdated voting system. But opponents argue it will disenfranchise eligible voters without access to a proper photo ID, including students, the elderly, the poor and the disabled.

Lawmakers finalized the bill Monday night after both houses passed different versions of the amendment last month. The Senate is likely to take a vote Wednesday which would ensure its place on the ballot.

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