Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling

Senate Democrats have effectively delayed new Republican voter-ID restrictions for another year — with Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling siding with them to break a tie. The bill would eliminate things like utility bills, paycheck stubs and Social Security cards to serve as valid voter ID and require photo-only forms. Bolling voted with Democrats to postpone any implementation until mid-2014. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

In a statement released late yesterday afternoon, Bolling says he supports tightening voter-ID requirements  — but not making changes every year. He believes doing to again this year would create voter confusion.