Must You Have ID To Vote?

A growing number of states are requiring photo IDs to cast a ballot

It may sound quite sensible to require Americans to show a photo ID before stepping into a voting booth. But as a growing number of states push to require such IDs, the move is drawing opposition from critics who see it as an effort to disenfranchise the poorest--and presumably most Democratic--voters. Five states today require a photo ID at the polls (Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, South Carolina and South Dakota), and seven more have considered such a requirement this year. In the past two weeks alone, photo-ID bills have been signed into law in Georgia and Indiana; killed in committee in California; and vetoed...

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