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State Action on Voter Identification: A National Survey

State Courts Project White Paper

State Action on Voter Identification: A National SurveyIn recent years, the most politically divisive issue concerning election administration has been whether the law should require voters to provide photo identification at the polls. Many state legislatures have sought to enact these voter identification laws since the November 2010 elections. This paper is a survey of legislative actions regarding voter identification laws and the ensuing litigation and responses since 2010 in eleven states.