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| [[Alabama elections, 2014|Alabama]]  
 
| [[Alabama elections, 2014|Alabama]]  
 
| All voters are required to provide identification. This includes photo and non-photo identification.
 
| All voters are required to provide identification. This includes photo and non-photo identification.
<SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> Starting with the [[Alabama elections, 2014|June 2014 primaries]], each voter will be required to provide a valid photo ID. A 2011 voter photo ID law went into effect after the {{JP|Supreme Court of the United States}} overturned Section 5 of the 1965 [[Voting Rights Act]] on June 25, 2013, no longer requiring certain states to seek pre-approval for changes in voting laws.<ref>[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/06/alabama_photo_voter_id_law_to.html ''AL.com'', "Alabama photo voter ID law to be used in 2014, state officials say," June 25, 2013]</ref> [[Alabama Attorney General|Attorney General]] [[Luther Strange]] said the [[Alabama Secretary of State|Secretary of State’s Office]] is in the process of developing rules for a new free voter ID.<ref>[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/06/photo_voter_id.html ''AL.com'',"State has yet to seek preclearance of photo voter ID law approved in 2011," June 12, 2013]</ref>
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<SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> Starting with the [[Alabama elections, 2014|June 2014 primaries]], each voter will be required to provide a valid photo ID. A 2011 voter photo ID law went into effect after the {{JP|Supreme Court of the United States}} overturned Section 5 of the 1965 [[Voting Rights Act]] on June 25, 2013, no longer requiring certain states to seek pre-approval for changes in voting laws.<ref>[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/06/alabama_photo_voter_id_law_to.html ''AL.com'', "Alabama photo voter ID law to be used in 2014, state officials say," June 25, 2013]</ref> [[Alabama Attorney General|Attorney General]] [[Luther Strange]] said the [[Alabama Secretary of State|Secretary of State’s Office]] is in the process of developing rules for a new free voter ID.<ref>[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/06/photo_voter_id.html ''AL.com'', "State has yet to seek preclearance of photo voter ID law approved in 2011," June 12, 2013]</ref>
 
| [http://www.sos.state.al.us/Elections/VoterID.aspx Link]
 
| [http://www.sos.state.al.us/Elections/VoterID.aspx Link]
 
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| [[Arizona elections, 2014|Arizona]]  
 
| [[Arizona elections, 2014|Arizona]]  
 
|  All voters are required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The voter must announce his/her name, place of residence and present photo identification.  
 
|  All voters are required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The voter must announce his/her name, place of residence and present photo identification.  
<SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> [[Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection, Proposition 200 (2004)|Proposition 200]], approved by voters in 2004, required voters to present evidence of U.S. citizenship prior to voting. The state's law was reviewed by the [[United States Supreme Court]] the week of March 18, 2013. (Case name: ''Arizona vs. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.'')<ref>[http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20130311arizona-voter-id-law-supreme-court.html ''The Republic'',"Supreme Court to weigh Arizona's voter-ID law," March 17, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kmbz.com/Supreme-Court-to-Hear-Challenge-to-Arizona-Voter-I/15817667 ''KMBZ'',"Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Arizona Voter ID Law," March 17, 2013]</ref> On June 17, 2013, the {{JP|United States Supreme Court|Supreme Court}} ruled that states cannot require proof of citizenship in cases of voter registration for federal elections unless the state receives federal or court approval to do so. The court ruled 7-2. Justices {{JP|Samuel Alito}} and {{JP|Clarence Thomas}} dissented. The current federal form asks if registering voters are citizens but does not require proof.<ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/supreme-court-strikes-down-arizona-voter-citizenship-law-144253348.html ''Yahoo News'',"Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law," June 17, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/17/supreme-court-arizona-voter-registration_n_3453965.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&utm_source=feedly ''Huffington Post'',"Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter Registration Citizenship Requirement," June 17, 2013]</ref>
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<SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> [[Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection, Proposition 200 (2004)|Proposition 200]], approved by voters in 2004, required voters to present evidence of U.S. citizenship prior to voting. The state's law was reviewed by the [[United States Supreme Court]] the week of March 18, 2013. (Case name: ''Arizona vs. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.'')<ref>[http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20130311arizona-voter-id-law-supreme-court.html ''The Republic'', "Supreme Court to weigh Arizona's voter-ID law," March 17, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kmbz.com/Supreme-Court-to-Hear-Challenge-to-Arizona-Voter-I/15817667 ''KMBZ'', "Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Arizona Voter ID Law," March 17, 2013]</ref> On June 17, 2013, the {{JP|United States Supreme Court|Supreme Court}} ruled that states cannot require proof of citizenship in cases of voter registration for federal elections unless the state receives federal or court approval to do so. The court ruled 7-2. Justices {{JP|Samuel Alito}} and {{JP|Clarence Thomas}} dissented. The current federal form asks if registering voters are citizens but does not require proof.<ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/supreme-court-strikes-down-arizona-voter-citizenship-law-144253348.html ''Yahoo News'', "Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law," June 17, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/17/supreme-court-arizona-voter-registration_n_3453965.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&utm_source=feedly ''Huffington Post'', "Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter Registration Citizenship Requirement," June 17, 2013]</ref>
 
| [http://www.azsos.gov/election/Prop_200/poll_identification.htm Link]
 
| [http://www.azsos.gov/election/Prop_200/poll_identification.htm Link]
 
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| [[Arkansas elections, 2014|Arkansas]]   
 
| [[Arkansas elections, 2014|Arkansas]]   
 
| All voters are required to provide state or federal photo identification, such as a driver's license, U.S. passport, state or federal employee badge, military ID, college ID or concealed carry permit.
 
| All voters are required to provide state or federal photo identification, such as a driver's license, U.S. passport, state or federal employee badge, military ID, college ID or concealed carry permit.
<SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On March 19, 2013 the [[Arkansas Senate]] sent a voter-ID bill (SB 2) to [[Mike Beebe|Gov. Mike Beebe]] for final approval. The Senate voted 22-12 in agreement with a House amendment to the measure. According to reports, the governor planned to wait for [[Arkansas Attorney General]] [[Dustin McDaniel]] to respond to a lawmaker's question about the constitutionality of the bill. Prior to the Senate's vote the Senate Rules Committee issued a non-binding advisory opinion that the Senate had previously not properly passed the bill. The committee said that because SB 2 would alter the [[Arkansas Constitution]] it would require a 2/3 vote approval. The advisory opinion was rejected by the full Senate.<ref>[http://arkansasnews.com/sections/news/arkansas/update-senate-sends-voter-id-bill-governor.html ''Arkansas News Bureau'',"UPDATE Senate sends voter ID bill to governor," March 19, 2013]</ref> On March 25, 2013, [[Mike Beebe|Gov. Beebe]] rejected the bill, claiming it "unnecessarily restricts and impairs our citizens' right to vote." Beebe also noted that the implementation costs would rise to $300,000.<ref>[http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/politics/alabama-voter-id/ ''CNN'',"Arkansas governor rejects voter ID measure," March 25, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#March|March 27, 2013]] the [[Arkansas Senate]] voted 21-12, along party lines, to override the governor's veto.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/27/arkansas-senate-overrides-veto-voter-id-bill/ ''Associated Press'',"Arkansas Senate overrides veto of voter ID bill," March 27, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#April|April 1, 2013]] the [[Arkansas House of Representatives]] voted 52-45 in agreement with the [[Arkansas State Senate|Arkansas Senate]] to override Gov. Beebe's veto.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/us/arkansas-veto-of-voter-id-law-is-overriden.html?_r=0 ''Associated Press'',"Arkansas: Veto of Voter ID Law Is Overridden," April 1, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ark-house-finishes-veto-override-voter-id-bill ''Associated Press'',"Arkansas' GOP-led Legislature passes voter ID law," April 1, 2013]</ref> The new law took effect January 1, 2014.<ref>[http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/voter-id-law-rules-approved-aclu-promises-challenge/d/story/idNBnIC7WUuuTMltbe2zVA ''Arkansasmatters.com'', "Voter ID Law Rules Approved, ACLU Promises Challenge," October 9, 2013]</ref>
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<SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On March 19, 2013 the [[Arkansas Senate]] sent a voter-ID bill (SB 2) to [[Mike Beebe|Gov. Mike Beebe]] for final approval. The Senate voted 22-12 in agreement with a House amendment to the measure. According to reports, the governor planned to wait for [[Arkansas Attorney General]] [[Dustin McDaniel]] to respond to a lawmaker's question about the constitutionality of the bill. Prior to the Senate's vote the Senate Rules Committee issued a non-binding advisory opinion that the Senate had previously not properly passed the bill. The committee said that because SB 2 would alter the [[Arkansas Constitution]] it would require a 2/3 vote approval. The advisory opinion was rejected by the full Senate.<ref>[http://arkansasnews.com/sections/news/arkansas/update-senate-sends-voter-id-bill-governor.html ''Arkansas News Bureau'', "UPDATE Senate sends voter ID bill to governor," March 19, 2013]</ref> On March 25, 2013, [[Mike Beebe|Gov. Beebe]] rejected the bill, claiming it "unnecessarily restricts and impairs our citizens' right to vote." Beebe also noted that the implementation costs would rise to $300,000.<ref>[http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/politics/alabama-voter-id/ ''CNN'', "Arkansas governor rejects voter ID measure," March 25, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#March|March 27, 2013]] the [[Arkansas Senate]] voted 21-12, along party lines, to override the governor's veto.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/27/arkansas-senate-overrides-veto-voter-id-bill/ ''Associated Press'', "Arkansas Senate overrides veto of voter ID bill," March 27, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#April|April 1, 2013]] the [[Arkansas House of Representatives]] voted 52-45 in agreement with the [[Arkansas State Senate|Arkansas Senate]] to override Gov. Beebe's veto.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/us/arkansas-veto-of-voter-id-law-is-overriden.html?_r=0 ''Associated Press'', "Arkansas: Veto of Voter ID Law Is Overridden," April 1, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ark-house-finishes-veto-override-voter-id-bill ''Associated Press'', "Arkansas' GOP-led Legislature passes voter ID law," April 1, 2013]</ref> The new law took effect January 1, 2014.<ref>[http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/voter-id-law-rules-approved-aclu-promises-challenge/d/story/idNBnIC7WUuuTMltbe2zVA ''Arkansasmatters.com'', "Voter ID Law Rules Approved, ACLU Promises Challenge," October 9, 2013]</ref>
 
| [http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Pages/FaceYourvote.aspx Link]  
 
| [http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Pages/FaceYourvote.aspx Link]  
 
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| [[Mississippi elections, 2014|Mississippi]]  
 
| [[Mississippi elections, 2014|Mississippi]]  
| Government-issued photo identification is required. If a voter lacks photo ID, he or she may obtain one at no cost from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.<ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/page.aspx?s=7&s1=1&s2=51 ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', "Initiative Measure, No. 27," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref><br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> Mississippi's [[Mississippi Voter Identification Amendment, Initiative 27 (2011)|2011 voter ID amendment]] required an implementing statute and faced USDOJ pre-clearance, before it could take effect. In October 2012, the justice department requested additional information about the law. Mississippi voters, therefore, did not have to show proof of identification to vote in the [[Statewide elections, 2014|November 6, 2012]] elections.<ref>[http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012310020046&adjusted=1&nclick_check=1 ''Clarion Ledger'',"No voter ID ruling before election," October 2, 2012]</ref> In late January 2013, proposed administration rules for the new voter photo identification rules were submitted to the USDOJ for approval. According to reports, the rules allow for voters who lack an acceptable photo ID to obtain a free voter photo ID card by presenting the same identification materials accepted when a person registers to vote.<ref>[http://yallpolitics.com/index.php/yp/post/34259/ ''Y'all Politics'',"Voter ID Implementation Procedures sent to Dept. of Justice for Approval," January 29, 2013]</ref> Since Section 5 of the 1965 [[Voting Rights Act]] was overturned by the {{JP|United States Supreme Court|United States Supreme Court}} on July 25, 2013, federal pre-approval is no longer required, allowing the [[Mississippi Voter Identification Amendment, Initiative 27 (2011)|2011 voter ID amendment]] to go into effect.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/08/28/the-state-of-voting-rights-fights-in-the-states/ ''Washington Post'', "The state of voting rights’ fights in the states," August 28, 2013]</ref> Mississippi Secretary of State [[Delbert Hosemann]] said the new photo ID requirements would not take effect until June 2014, as the state did not have time to issue every voter an ID by the November 2013 elections.<ref>[http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Hosemann-No-voter-ID-in-Mississippi-until-next/85ApyjhVHkWgS2snKmsplg.cspx ''WTVA'', "Hosemann: No voter ID in Mississippi until next year," October 10, 2013]</ref>
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| Government-issued photo identification is required. If a voter lacks photo ID, he or she may obtain one at no cost from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.<ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/page.aspx?s=7&s1=1&s2=51 ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', "Initiative Measure, No. 27," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref><br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> Mississippi's [[Mississippi Voter Identification Amendment, Initiative 27 (2011)|2011 voter ID amendment]] required an implementing statute and faced USDOJ pre-clearance, before it could take effect. In October 2012, the justice department requested additional information about the law. Mississippi voters, therefore, did not have to show proof of identification to vote in the [[Statewide elections, 2014|November 6, 2012]] elections.<ref>[http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012310020046&adjusted=1&nclick_check=1 ''Clarion Ledger'', "No voter ID ruling before election," October 2, 2012]</ref> In late January 2013, proposed administration rules for the new voter photo identification rules were submitted to the USDOJ for approval. According to reports, the rules allow for voters who lack an acceptable photo ID to obtain a free voter photo ID card by presenting the same identification materials accepted when a person registers to vote.<ref>[http://yallpolitics.com/index.php/yp/post/34259/ ''Y'all Politics'', "Voter ID Implementation Procedures sent to Dept. of Justice for Approval," January 29, 2013]</ref> Since Section 5 of the 1965 [[Voting Rights Act]] was overturned by the {{JP|United States Supreme Court|United States Supreme Court}} on July 25, 2013, federal pre-approval is no longer required, allowing the [[Mississippi Voter Identification Amendment, Initiative 27 (2011)|2011 voter ID amendment]] to go into effect.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/08/28/the-state-of-voting-rights-fights-in-the-states/ ''Washington Post'', "The state of voting rights’ fights in the states," August 28, 2013]</ref> Mississippi Secretary of State [[Delbert Hosemann]] said the new photo ID requirements would not take effect until June 2014, as the state did not have time to issue every voter an ID by the November 2013 elections.<ref>[http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Hosemann-No-voter-ID-in-Mississippi-until-next/85ApyjhVHkWgS2snKmsplg.cspx ''WTVA'', "Hosemann: No voter ID in Mississippi until next year," October 10, 2013]</ref>
 
| [http://www.sos.ms.gov/news_press_release.aspx?id=391 Link]
 
| [http://www.sos.ms.gov/news_press_release.aspx?id=391 Link]
 
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| [[New Hampshire elections, 2014|New Hampshire]]  
 
| [[New Hampshire elections, 2014|New Hampshire]]  
| <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On June 27, 2012 the New Hampshire State Senate and House of Representatives voted to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 289. The Senate voted 18-5, while the House voted 231-112. The two-thirds requirement to override the governor's veto was met. Both re-introduced and approved an amended version of House Bill 1354. The governor has five days from June 27 to sign, veto or let HB 1354 become law without his signature. The bill would require people to present photo identification when voting. Those who do not have a photo ID can vote a valid ballot after executing an affidavit right there at the polls.<ref>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120627/NEWS06/706289983 ''Union Leader'',"Legislature overrides Lynch veto on voter ID," June 27, 2012]</ref> Before implementation, the new law requires DOJ clearance.<ref>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120711/NEWS06/707119912 ''Union Leader'',"Attorney general asks DOJ to expedite voter ID review," July 11, 2012]</ref> New Hampshire debuted the new voter identification law in the September 2012 primaries. However, voters could still cast a ballot without an ID. For the November 2012 elections, voters could cast ballots without ID but they had to sign an affidavit. After the election, the [[New Hampshire Attorney General|attorney general's office]] planned to contact each person who signed an affidavit to verify the identity of the voter.<ref>[http://www.pewstates.org/research/analysis/voter-id-rolls-out-in-new-hampshire-85899421555 ''Pew Center on the States'',"Voter ID Rolls Out in New Hampshire," October 4, 2012]</ref>
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| <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On June 27, 2012 the New Hampshire State Senate and House of Representatives voted to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 289. The Senate voted 18-5, while the House voted 231-112. The two-thirds requirement to override the governor's veto was met. Both re-introduced and approved an amended version of House Bill 1354. The governor has five days from June 27 to sign, veto or let HB 1354 become law without his signature. The bill would require people to present photo identification when voting. Those who do not have a photo ID can vote a valid ballot after executing an affidavit right there at the polls.<ref>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120627/NEWS06/706289983 ''Union Leader'', "Legislature overrides Lynch veto on voter ID," June 27, 2012]</ref> Before implementation, the new law requires DOJ clearance.<ref>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120711/NEWS06/707119912 ''Union Leader'', "Attorney general asks DOJ to expedite voter ID review," July 11, 2012]</ref> New Hampshire debuted the new voter identification law in the September 2012 primaries. However, voters could still cast a ballot without an ID. For the November 2012 elections, voters could cast ballots without ID but they had to sign an affidavit. After the election, the [[New Hampshire Attorney General|attorney general's office]] planned to contact each person who signed an affidavit to verify the identity of the voter.<ref>[http://www.pewstates.org/research/analysis/voter-id-rolls-out-in-new-hampshire-85899421555 ''Pew Center on the States'', "Voter ID Rolls Out in New Hampshire," October 4, 2012]</ref>
 
| [http://sos.nh.gov/ElecGenFAQ.aspx Link]
 
| [http://sos.nh.gov/ElecGenFAQ.aspx Link]
 
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| [[North Carolina elections, 2014|North Carolina]]  
 
| [[North Carolina elections, 2014|North Carolina]]  
| Voters are asked for their ID if they are first time voters who mailed in their registration application and did not provide verification of their identification. <br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On July 25, 2013 the North Carolina legislature passed a new voter ID law. The law "limits the kind of identification that voters can use at the polls to  a North Carolina driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, a military ID, or a U.S. passport." According to the law, out of state licenses will only work for voters that have moved into the state within 60 days of the election. College IDs are not valid forms of identification. The approved bill also cut early voting.<ref name=NCID>[http://politic365.com/2013/07/28/strict-north-carolina-voter-id-law-passes-doj-could-review-law/ ''Politic 365'',"Strict North Carolina voter ID law passes, DOJ could review law," July 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/north-carolina-voter-id_n_3156191.html? ''The Huffington Post'',"North Carolina Voter ID Opponents React To Bill's Passage, Vow To Continue To Fight," April 25, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.ansonrecord.com/view/full_story/22357696/article-State-House-passes-Voter-ID-bill--next-stop-is-Senate-approval&utm_source=feedly ''The Anson Record'',"State House passes Voter ID bill; next stop is Senate approval," April 24, 2013]</ref> Governor [[Pat McCrory]] (R) signed the bill into law on August 12, 2013.<ref name="wapost">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/nc-governor-signs-sweeping-voting-reform-into-law-aclu-other-opponents-file-legal-challenge/2013/08/12/32e1148c-0395-11e3-bfc5-406b928603b2_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Gov. McCrory quietly signs Republican-backed bill making sweeping changes to NC voting," August 12, 2013]</ref> Parts of the law take effect in 2014, although primary photo ID requirements will not take effect until the 2016 elections.<ref name="wapost"/><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/08/14/n-c-voter-id-lawsuit-highlights-next-phase-of-voter-id-battle/ ''Washington Post'', "The next round of the battle over voting rights has begun," August 14, 2013]</ref> Two lawsuits were filed after the governor signed the bill, alleging that it discriminated against minority groups.<ref name="cbs">[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57598224/lawsuits-hit-n.c-as-soon-as-voter-id-bill-signed-into-law/ ''CBS News'', "N.C. sued soon after voter ID bill signed into law," August 13, 2013]</ref> On September 30, 2013, the [[Judgepedia:United States Department of Justice|U.S. Department of Justice]] also sued the state over the new photo ID law, charging that the law's new limits on voting discriminated against minorities and thus violated the [[Voting Rights Act]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/justice-department-north-carolina-voter-id-law-97542.html ''Politico'', "Justice Department challenges North Carolina voter ID law," September 30, 2013]</ref> As of January 2, 2014, North Carolina residents who do not have valid forms of photo identification may apply for a free ID card at any North Carolina DMV.<ref>[http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/nc-offer-no-fee-voter-id-cards-starting-thursday/ncbPZ/ ''WSOCTV.com'', "NC to offer no-fee voter ID cards starting Thursday," January 2, 2014]</ref><br>North Carolina was the first state to approve a voter ID law since the [[Judgepedia:Supreme Court of the United States|Supreme Court]] June 2013 ruling, where the high court struck down portions of the federal [[Voting Rights Act]].<ref name=NCID/>  
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| Voters are asked for their ID if they are first time voters who mailed in their registration application and did not provide verification of their identification. <br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On July 25, 2013 the North Carolina legislature passed a new voter ID law. The law "limits the kind of identification that voters can use at the polls to  a North Carolina driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, a military ID, or a U.S. passport." According to the law, out of state licenses will only work for voters that have moved into the state within 60 days of the election. College IDs are not valid forms of identification. The approved bill also cut early voting.<ref name=NCID>[http://politic365.com/2013/07/28/strict-north-carolina-voter-id-law-passes-doj-could-review-law/ ''Politic 365'', "Strict North Carolina voter ID law passes, DOJ could review law," July 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/north-carolina-voter-id_n_3156191.html? ''The Huffington Post'', "North Carolina Voter ID Opponents React To Bill's Passage, Vow To Continue To Fight," April 25, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.ansonrecord.com/view/full_story/22357696/article-State-House-passes-Voter-ID-bill--next-stop-is-Senate-approval&utm_source=feedly ''The Anson Record'', "State House passes Voter ID bill; next stop is Senate approval," April 24, 2013]</ref> Governor [[Pat McCrory]] (R) signed the bill into law on August 12, 2013.<ref name="wapost">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/nc-governor-signs-sweeping-voting-reform-into-law-aclu-other-opponents-file-legal-challenge/2013/08/12/32e1148c-0395-11e3-bfc5-406b928603b2_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Gov. McCrory quietly signs Republican-backed bill making sweeping changes to NC voting," August 12, 2013]</ref> Parts of the law take effect in 2014, although primary photo ID requirements will not take effect until the 2016 elections.<ref name="wapost"/><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/08/14/n-c-voter-id-lawsuit-highlights-next-phase-of-voter-id-battle/ ''Washington Post'', "The next round of the battle over voting rights has begun," August 14, 2013]</ref> Two lawsuits were filed after the governor signed the bill, alleging that it discriminated against minority groups.<ref name="cbs">[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57598224/lawsuits-hit-n.c-as-soon-as-voter-id-bill-signed-into-law/ ''CBS News'', "N.C. sued soon after voter ID bill signed into law," August 13, 2013]</ref> On September 30, 2013, the [[Judgepedia:United States Department of Justice|U.S. Department of Justice]] also sued the state over the new photo ID law, charging that the law's new limits on voting discriminated against minorities and thus violated the [[Voting Rights Act]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/justice-department-north-carolina-voter-id-law-97542.html ''Politico'', "Justice Department challenges North Carolina voter ID law," September 30, 2013]</ref> As of January 2, 2014, North Carolina residents who do not have valid forms of photo identification may apply for a free ID card at any North Carolina DMV.<ref>[http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/nc-offer-no-fee-voter-id-cards-starting-thursday/ncbPZ/ ''WSOCTV.com'', "NC to offer no-fee voter ID cards starting Thursday," January 2, 2014]</ref><br>North Carolina was the first state to approve a voter ID law since the [[Judgepedia:Supreme Court of the United States|Supreme Court]] June 2013 ruling, where the high court struck down portions of the federal [[Voting Rights Act]].<ref name=NCID/>  
 
|[http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Voter-Id Link]
 
|[http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Voter-Id Link]
 
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| [[North Dakota elections, 2014|North Dakota]]   
 
| [[North Dakota elections, 2014|North Dakota]]   
| Voters must present identification before voting. Identification must include the voter's name, residential address and date of birth. More than one form of identification may be used if necessary. Valid forms of identification when voting at a polling place include a driver's license, state ID card, tribal ID card, student ID card from a North Dakota college or university or a long term care facility ID card from a North Dakota care facility. If voting absentee or by mail, a U.S. passport, military ID or attester may also be used. If using an attester, the attester must provide one of the valid forms of identification already listed and sign the absentee or mail-in ballot to attest to the voter's North Dakota residency and eligibility to vote.<ref>[https://vip.sos.nd.gov/pdfs/Portals/id-requirements.pdf ''North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections'', "ID Required for Voting," Updated September 2013]</ref> <br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On April 6, 2013 the [[North Dakota State Senate]] approved a voter identification bill that eliminated the voter affidavit process and required identification from voters. [http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/bill-actions/ba1332.html House Bill 1332] passed by a 30-16 vote.<ref>[http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/senate-passes-voter-identification-measure/article_30d27290-9ca6-11e2-8be5-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Bismark Tribune'',"Senate passes voter identification measure," April 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=1&article_id=395291&CFID=651374588&CFTOKEN=45751462 ''The Forum of Frago-Moorhead'',"Voter ID bill passes Senate with changes," April 4, 2013]</ref> On April 12, 2013 the House voted 68-24 to pass the bill, and on April 19, 2013 it was signed into law.<ref>[http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/north-dakota-house-passes-voter-id-bill/article_14011bdc-a3a7-11e2-b0d1-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Bismark Tribune'',"North Dakota House passes voter ID bill," April 12, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://openstates.org/nd/bills/63/HB1332/ ''Open States'', "HB 1332," Accessed March 13, 2014]</ref>
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| Voters must present identification before voting. Identification must include the voter's name, residential address and date of birth. More than one form of identification may be used if necessary. Valid forms of identification when voting at a polling place include a driver's license, state ID card, tribal ID card, student ID card from a North Dakota college or university or a long term care facility ID card from a North Dakota care facility. If voting absentee or by mail, a U.S. passport, military ID or attester may also be used. If using an attester, the attester must provide one of the valid forms of identification already listed and sign the absentee or mail-in ballot to attest to the voter's North Dakota residency and eligibility to vote.<ref>[https://vip.sos.nd.gov/pdfs/Portals/id-requirements.pdf ''North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections'', "ID Required for Voting," Updated September 2013]</ref> <br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On April 6, 2013 the [[North Dakota State Senate]] approved a voter identification bill that eliminated the voter affidavit process and required identification from voters. [http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/bill-actions/ba1332.html House Bill 1332] passed by a 30-16 vote.<ref>[http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/senate-passes-voter-identification-measure/article_30d27290-9ca6-11e2-8be5-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Bismark Tribune'', "Senate passes voter identification measure," April 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=1&article_id=395291&CFID=651374588&CFTOKEN=45751462 ''The Forum of Frago-Moorhead'', "Voter ID bill passes Senate with changes," April 4, 2013]</ref> On April 12, 2013 the House voted 68-24 to pass the bill, and on April 19, 2013 it was signed into law.<ref>[http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/north-dakota-house-passes-voter-id-bill/article_14011bdc-a3a7-11e2-b0d1-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Bismark Tribune'', "North Dakota House passes voter ID bill," April 12, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://openstates.org/nd/bills/63/HB1332/ ''Open States'', "HB 1332," Accessed March 13, 2014]</ref>
 
| [https://vip.sos.nd.gov/pdfs/Portals/id-requirements.pdf Link]
 
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| [[Pennsylvania elections, 2014|Pennsylvania]]  
 
| [[Pennsylvania elections, 2014|Pennsylvania]]  
| First-time voters must show proof of identification. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification.<ref>[http://www.votespa.com/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1174125&mode=2 ''Votes PA'', "First-time Voter," Accessed March 13, 2014]</ref> <br>  <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> A law requiring all Pennsylvania voters to show photo ID in order to vote was signed by [[Tom Corbett|Governor Tom Corbett]] in March 2012.<ref>[http://www.centredaily.com/2014/01/17/3989878/judge-spikes-photo-id-requirement.html ''Centre Daily Times'', "Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters," January 17, 2014]</ref> On July 25, 2012 the {{JP|Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court}} heard a challenge of the law from the ACLU and other voting rights groups.<ref>[http://www.thenation.com/blog/169035/pennsylvania-voter-id-law-goes-court# ''The Nation'',"Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Goes to Court," July 24, 2012]</ref> On August 16, 2012 Judge {{JP|Robert Simpson}} threw out the ACLU challenge.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443343704577553103036704574.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet ''Wall Street Journal'',"A Voter ID Victory," August 17, 2012]</ref> Supporters and opponents next argued the validity of the voter ID law before the {{JP|Pennsylvania Supreme Court}} on September 13, 2012.<ref>[http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/09/voter_id_law_set_for_review_by.html ''The Patriot-News'',"Voter ID law set for review by state Supreme Court," September 9, 2012]</ref> On September 18, 2012 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 4-2 per curiam (unsigned) decision that sent the case back to the trial court for more fact finding.<ref>[http://electionlawblog.org/?p=40364 ''Election Law Blog'',"The Pa. Supreme Court’s Curious Voter ID Punt," September 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pa-voter-id-law-gets-new-hearings-for-next-week-654323/#ixzz277KWGFyv ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'',"Pa. voter ID law gets new hearings for next week," September 21, 2012]</ref> The state's high court asked the trial court "to ensure there is 'liberal access' to new voting-only IDs and there will be 'no disenfranchisement' of voters on Nov. 6."<ref>[http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pennsylvania-voter-id-requirements-change-654830/ ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'',"Pennsylvania voter ID requirements change," September 25, 2012]</ref> In response to the fact finding mission, a judge ruled that for the most part the Pennsylvania voter ID law could remain intact for the November 6, 2012 elections.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/news/state/mct-pa-voter-id-law-upheld.html ''Governing'',"Judge Halts Part of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law," October 2, 2012]</ref> However, a narrow injunction allowed those without IDs to cast a ballot.<ref>[http://electionlawblog.org/?p=40927 ''Election Law Blog'',"CORRECTED Breaking News: PA Trial Court Requires State to Count Ballots from Voters Without ID This Election, Now Updated with Analysis," October 2, 2012]</ref> The state's voter ID rule was also not enforced for the May 2013 primary.<ref>[http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130219/NEWS/130219757 ''Pocono Record'',"Voter ID rule won't be enforced during May primary," February 19, 2013]</ref> On January 17, 2014, Judge {{JP|Bernard McGinley}} of the {{JP|Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court}} struck down the requirement that all voters must show photo ID to vote, claiming that part of the law was unconstitutional because it lacked a way to give voters liberal access to voter photo IDs. These photo IDs had to be obtained through Department of Transportation licensing centers, of which there are only 71 across the state, many with limited hours. Judge McGinley wrote this was an inconvenience to voters and could easily disenfranchise them. The ruling did not strike down the entire law, but it did prohibit the state from enforcing the photo ID requirement.<ref>[http://www.centredaily.com/2014/01/17/3989878/judge-spikes-photo-id-requirement.html ''Centre Daily Times'', "Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters," January 17, 2014]</ref> On January 27, 2014 lawyers on behalf of Gov. [[Tom Corbett]] filed a request that Judge {{JP|Bernard McGinley}} reconsider his ruling to strike down the voter ID requirement.<ref>[http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20140128_Corbett_wants_judge_to_reconsider_voter_ID_ruling.html ''Philly.com'', "Corbett wants judge to reconsider voter ID ruling," Updated January 28, 2014]</ref>
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| First-time voters must show proof of identification. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification.<ref>[http://www.votespa.com/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1174125&mode=2 ''Votes PA'', "First-time Voter," Accessed March 13, 2014]</ref> <br>  <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> A law requiring all Pennsylvania voters to show photo ID in order to vote was signed by [[Tom Corbett|Governor Tom Corbett]] in March 2012.<ref>[http://www.centredaily.com/2014/01/17/3989878/judge-spikes-photo-id-requirement.html ''Centre Daily Times'', "Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters," January 17, 2014]</ref> On July 25, 2012 the {{JP|Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court}} heard a challenge of the law from the ACLU and other voting rights groups.<ref>[http://www.thenation.com/blog/169035/pennsylvania-voter-id-law-goes-court# ''The Nation'', "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Goes to Court," July 24, 2012]</ref> On August 16, 2012 Judge {{JP|Robert Simpson}} threw out the ACLU challenge.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443343704577553103036704574.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet ''Wall Street Journal'', "A Voter ID Victory," August 17, 2012]</ref> Supporters and opponents next argued the validity of the voter ID law before the {{JP|Pennsylvania Supreme Court}} on September 13, 2012.<ref>[http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/09/voter_id_law_set_for_review_by.html ''The Patriot-News'', "Voter ID law set for review by state Supreme Court," September 9, 2012]</ref> On September 18, 2012 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 4-2 per curiam (unsigned) decision that sent the case back to the trial court for more fact finding.<ref>[http://electionlawblog.org/?p=40364 ''Election Law Blog'', "The Pa. Supreme Court’s Curious Voter ID Punt," September 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pa-voter-id-law-gets-new-hearings-for-next-week-654323/#ixzz277KWGFyv ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'', "Pa. voter ID law gets new hearings for next week," September 21, 2012]</ref> The state's high court asked the trial court "to ensure there is 'liberal access' to new voting-only IDs and there will be 'no disenfranchisement' of voters on Nov. 6."<ref>[http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pennsylvania-voter-id-requirements-change-654830/ ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'', "Pennsylvania voter ID requirements change," September 25, 2012]</ref> In response to the fact finding mission, a judge ruled that for the most part the Pennsylvania voter ID law could remain intact for the November 6, 2012 elections.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/news/state/mct-pa-voter-id-law-upheld.html ''Governing'', "Judge Halts Part of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law," October 2, 2012]</ref> However, a narrow injunction allowed those without IDs to cast a ballot.<ref>[http://electionlawblog.org/?p=40927 ''Election Law Blog'', "CORRECTED Breaking News: PA Trial Court Requires State to Count Ballots from Voters Without ID This Election, Now Updated with Analysis," October 2, 2012]</ref> The state's voter ID rule was also not enforced for the May 2013 primary.<ref>[http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130219/NEWS/130219757 ''Pocono Record'', "Voter ID rule won't be enforced during May primary," February 19, 2013]</ref> On January 17, 2014, Judge {{JP|Bernard McGinley}} of the {{JP|Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court}} struck down the requirement that all voters must show photo ID to vote, claiming that part of the law was unconstitutional because it lacked a way to give voters liberal access to voter photo IDs. These photo IDs had to be obtained through Department of Transportation licensing centers, of which there are only 71 across the state, many with limited hours. Judge McGinley wrote this was an inconvenience to voters and could easily disenfranchise them. The ruling did not strike down the entire law, but it did prohibit the state from enforcing the photo ID requirement.<ref>[http://www.centredaily.com/2014/01/17/3989878/judge-spikes-photo-id-requirement.html ''Centre Daily Times'', "Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters," January 17, 2014]</ref> On January 27, 2014 lawyers on behalf of Gov. [[Tom Corbett]] filed a request that Judge {{JP|Bernard McGinley}} reconsider his ruling to strike down the voter ID requirement.<ref>[http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20140128_Corbett_wants_judge_to_reconsider_voter_ID_ruling.html ''Philly.com'', "Corbett wants judge to reconsider voter ID ruling," Updated January 28, 2014]</ref>
 
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| [[South Carolina elections, 2014|South Carolina]]  
 
| [[South Carolina elections, 2014|South Carolina]]  
| All voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. This includes a state driver's license, identification card, voter registration card that contains a photo, federal military ID or a U.S. passport. Voters can get a free photo ID from their county voter registration office by providing their name, date of birth and the last four digits of their social security number.<ref>[http://www.scvotes.org/2013/10/29/new_photo_id_requirements_what_voters_in_november_5th_elections_need_to_know ''South Carolina State Election Commission Website'', "New Photo ID Requirements," Updated October 29, 2013]</ref> <br>  <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> South Carolina’s current photo ID law was first sent for pre-clearance to the [[U.S. Department of Justice]] in 2011 and was denied. Though the state applied for reconsideration, it was again denied pre-clearance on June 29, 2012.<ref>[http://electionlawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/SC-objection-letter-2.pdf ''U.S. Department of Justice'',"South Carolina Voter ID law," June 29, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20120715/NEWS02/307150005/States-actions-voter-ID-laws-stoke-debate?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p ''Montgomery Advertiser'',"States' actions on voter ID laws stoke debate," July 14, 2012]</ref> South Carolina then took the law to court, and in October of 2012, a panel of federal judges blocked the law for the November 6, 2012 election, saying that given the short time left before the election, the law put a burden on minority voters that violated the [[Voting Rights Act]]. However, the judges also said there was nothing inherently discriminatory about the law and that it could be utilized in elections after 2012.<ref>[http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-10/south-carolina-voter-id-law-blocked-until-after-election ''Business Week'',"South Carolina Voter ID Law Blocked Until After Election," October 11, 2012]</ref> Thus, South Carolina’s photo ID law took effect January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=842683 ''CarolinaLive'',"Voter ID law takes effect in 2013," January 1, 2013]</ref>
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| All voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. This includes a state driver's license, identification card, voter registration card that contains a photo, federal military ID or a U.S. passport. Voters can get a free photo ID from their county voter registration office by providing their name, date of birth and the last four digits of their social security number.<ref>[http://www.scvotes.org/2013/10/29/new_photo_id_requirements_what_voters_in_november_5th_elections_need_to_know ''South Carolina State Election Commission Website'', "New Photo ID Requirements," Updated October 29, 2013]</ref> <br>  <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> South Carolina’s current photo ID law was first sent for pre-clearance to the [[U.S. Department of Justice]] in 2011 and was denied. Though the state applied for reconsideration, it was again denied pre-clearance on June 29, 2012.<ref>[http://electionlawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/SC-objection-letter-2.pdf ''U.S. Department of Justice'', "South Carolina Voter ID law," June 29, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20120715/NEWS02/307150005/States-actions-voter-ID-laws-stoke-debate?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p ''Montgomery Advertiser'', "States' actions on voter ID laws stoke debate," July 14, 2012]</ref> South Carolina then took the law to court, and in October of 2012, a panel of federal judges blocked the law for the November 6, 2012 election, saying that given the short time left before the election, the law put a burden on minority voters that violated the [[Voting Rights Act]]. However, the judges also said there was nothing inherently discriminatory about the law and that it could be utilized in elections after 2012.<ref>[http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-10/south-carolina-voter-id-law-blocked-until-after-election ''Business Week'', "South Carolina Voter ID Law Blocked Until After Election," October 11, 2012]</ref> Thus, South Carolina’s photo ID law took effect January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=842683 ''CarolinaLive'', "Voter ID law takes effect in 2013," January 1, 2013]</ref>
 
| [http://www.scvotes.org/2013/10/29/new_photo_id_requirements_what_voters_in_november_5th_elections_need_to_know Link]
 
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| [[Tennessee elections, 2014|Tennessee]]  
 
| [[Tennessee elections, 2014|Tennessee]]  
| At polling places, voters must show government-issued photo identification. Valid forms of ID do not include student ID cards from state universities.<br><SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> Tennessee's voter ID law has been scrutinized by several courts. On September 26, 2012 a judge ruled that Tennessee's voter ID law did not violate the state constitution.<ref>[http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120926/NEWS/309260172/Judge-rejects-challenge-Voter-ID-law?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1 ''The Tennessean'',"Judge rejects challenge to Voter ID law," September 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-campaign-tennessee-voteridbre88q1u1-20120927,0,4211426.story ''Reuters'',"Tennessee judge tosses challenge to state voter ID law," September 27, 2012]</ref> On October 25, 2012, the Court of Appeals upheld Tennessee's voter ID law as well, though the court did issue an order requiring state officials to accept Memphis library cards as government-issued photo identification. State officials announced plans to appeal the ruling over the library card, arguing that library IDs were not valid because they were not issued by the state government.<ref>[http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Tenn-to-appeal-voter-ID-ruling-over-library-card-3981564.php ''Associated Press'',"Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card," October 25, 2012]</ref> On February 6, 2013 the [[Tennessee Supreme Court]] was asked to decide whether the state’s voter ID law deprived people of the right to vote, if safeguards should be implemented to prevent election fraud and if a city-issued photo library card could be used as identification to vote.<ref>[http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130207/NEWS03/302070051/TN-Supreme-Court-hears-voter-ID-case ''The Tennessean'',"TN Supreme Court hears voter ID case," February 7, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#April|April 24, 2013]] Gov. [[Bill Haslam]] signed into law a bill that required photo identification issued by the state of Tennessee or United States to vote, which made library cards and photo IDs issued by other states invalid. However, the [[Tennessee Supreme Court]] ordered that Memphis Public Library photo IDs be accepted until the court's final ruling.<ref>[http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/apr/24/governor-signs-voter-id-measure/ ''Associated Press'',"Governor signs voter ID measure," April 24, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://wreg.com/2013/04/25/changes-made-to-tennessee-voter-id-policy/ ''WREG'',"Changes Made To Tennessee Voter ID Policy," April 25, 2013]</ref> In August of 2013, before the Tennessee Supreme Court issued their final ruling, the Tennessee Green Party filed a federal lawsuit attempting to get rid of Tennessee's voter ID law, claiming it was unconstitutional and unfair to minority voters.<ref>[http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130826/NEWS/308260076 ''The Tennessean'', "Green Party sues over voter ID law," August 26, 2013]</ref> The Tennessee Supreme Court issued their final ruling on the voter ID law on October 17, 2013, upholding the law and allowing the legislature to block the use of library cards as valid photo IDs.<ref>[http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2013/10/17/tennessee-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/3005259/ ''WBIR.com'', "TN Supreme Court upholds voter ID law," October 17, 2013]</ref>
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| At polling places, voters must show government-issued photo identification. Valid forms of ID do not include student ID cards from state universities.<br><SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> Tennessee's voter ID law has been scrutinized by several courts. On September 26, 2012 a judge ruled that Tennessee's voter ID law did not violate the state constitution.<ref>[http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120926/NEWS/309260172/Judge-rejects-challenge-Voter-ID-law?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1 ''The Tennessean'', "Judge rejects challenge to Voter ID law," September 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-campaign-tennessee-voteridbre88q1u1-20120927,0,4211426.story ''Reuters'', "Tennessee judge tosses challenge to state voter ID law," September 27, 2012]</ref> On October 25, 2012, the Court of Appeals upheld Tennessee's voter ID law as well, though the court did issue an order requiring state officials to accept Memphis library cards as government-issued photo identification. State officials announced plans to appeal the ruling over the library card, arguing that library IDs were not valid because they were not issued by the state government.<ref>[http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Tenn-to-appeal-voter-ID-ruling-over-library-card-3981564.php ''Associated Press'', "Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card," October 25, 2012]</ref> On February 6, 2013 the [[Tennessee Supreme Court]] was asked to decide whether the state’s voter ID law deprived people of the right to vote, if safeguards should be implemented to prevent election fraud and if a city-issued photo library card could be used as identification to vote.<ref>[http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130207/NEWS03/302070051/TN-Supreme-Court-hears-voter-ID-case ''The Tennessean'', "TN Supreme Court hears voter ID case," February 7, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#April|April 24, 2013]] Gov. [[Bill Haslam]] signed into law a bill that required photo identification issued by the state of Tennessee or United States to vote, which made library cards and photo IDs issued by other states invalid. However, the [[Tennessee Supreme Court]] ordered that Memphis Public Library photo IDs be accepted until the court's final ruling.<ref>[http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/apr/24/governor-signs-voter-id-measure/ ''Associated Press'', "Governor signs voter ID measure," April 24, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://wreg.com/2013/04/25/changes-made-to-tennessee-voter-id-policy/ ''WREG'', "Changes Made To Tennessee Voter ID Policy," April 25, 2013]</ref> In August of 2013, before the Tennessee Supreme Court issued their final ruling, the Tennessee Green Party filed a federal lawsuit attempting to get rid of Tennessee's voter ID law, claiming it was unconstitutional and unfair to minority voters.<ref>[http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130826/NEWS/308260076 ''The Tennessean'', "Green Party sues over voter ID law," August 26, 2013]</ref> The Tennessee Supreme Court issued their final ruling on the voter ID law on October 17, 2013, upholding the law and allowing the legislature to block the use of library cards as valid photo IDs.<ref>[http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2013/10/17/tennessee-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/3005259/ ''WBIR.com'', "TN Supreme Court upholds voter ID law," October 17, 2013]</ref>
 
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| [[Texas elections, 2014|Texas]]  
 
| [[Texas elections, 2014|Texas]]  
 
|At polling places, voters must show government-issued photo identification as well as a voter registration certificate, which is obtained after registering to vote. Additionally, all voters who registered to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver's license number, personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the last four digits of their social security number.<br>   
 
|At polling places, voters must show government-issued photo identification as well as a voter registration certificate, which is obtained after registering to vote. Additionally, all voters who registered to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver's license number, personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the last four digits of their social security number.<br>   
<SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> Before Section 5 of the [[Voting Rights Act]] was overturned on June 25, 2013, Texas's photo ID law, SB14, required pre-clearance by the [[U.S. Department of Justice]] before going into effect. Pre-clearance was denied on March 13, 2012, and a lawsuit was subsequently filed by the state.<ref>[http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-07-09/texas-photo-id-law-vetted-for-voter-bias-in-u-dot-s-dot-trial ''Business Week'',"Texas Photo-ID Law Vetted for Voter Bias in U.S. Trial," July 9, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/08/us-usa-texas-voter-idUSBRE86706W20120708 ''Reuters'',"Texas to test 1965 voting rights law in court," June 8, 2012]</ref> On August 30, 2012, a three-judge panel in the {{JP|United States District Court for the District of Columbia}} unanimously struck down the SB14 voter ID law. The court ruled that the law would hurt minority voter turnout and impose strict burdens on the poor.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/court-blocks-tough-voter-id-law-in-texas.html?_r=2&hp ''The New York Times'',"Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact," August 30, 2012]</ref> The state filed a lawsuit against the ruling, and on December 17, 2012 a federal court deferred those proceedings until the {{JP|Supreme Court of the United States}} ruled on whether part of the [[Voting Rights Act]] was constitutional.<ref>[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-17/texas-voter-id-suit-put-on-hold-till-supreme-court-rules.html ''Bloomberg'',"Texas Voter ID Suit Put on Hold Till Supreme Court Rules," December 17, 2012]</ref> The Supreme Court overturned the [[Voting Rights Act]] in June 2013, allowing Texas's SB14 voter ID law to immediately take effect, as the state was no longer required to get pre-clearance for changes to election laws.<ref>[http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/texas-voter-id-law-could-start-now-attorney-general-greg-abbott.html ''The Dallas Morning News,'' Texas voter ID law “will take effect immediately,” says Attorney General Greg Abbott, June 25, 2013]</ref> On August 22, 2013 the [[U.S. Department of Justice]] sued [[Texas]] over the SB14 voter ID law, using a different section of the 1965 [[Voting Rights Act]] to claim that the law would result in "denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.”<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/justice-department-sues-texas-over-voter-id-law/2013/08/22/ac654a68-0b4b-11e3-9941-6711ed662e71_story.html ''WP Politicis'', "Justice Department sues Texas over voter ID law," August 22, 2013]</ref> The opening arguments for the case will begin in September of 2014.<ref>[http://tpr.org/post/federal-judge-denies-abbott-s-request-move-voter-id-trial-after-2014-election ''Texas Public Radio'', "Federal Judge Denies Abbott’s Request To Move Voter ID Trial To After 2014 Election," December 2, 2013]</ref>
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<SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> Before Section 5 of the [[Voting Rights Act]] was overturned on June 25, 2013, Texas's photo ID law, SB14, required pre-clearance by the [[U.S. Department of Justice]] before going into effect. Pre-clearance was denied on March 13, 2012, and a lawsuit was subsequently filed by the state.<ref>[http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-07-09/texas-photo-id-law-vetted-for-voter-bias-in-u-dot-s-dot-trial ''Business Week'', "Texas Photo-ID Law Vetted for Voter Bias in U.S. Trial," July 9, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/08/us-usa-texas-voter-idUSBRE86706W20120708 ''Reuters'', "Texas to test 1965 voting rights law in court," June 8, 2012]</ref> On August 30, 2012, a three-judge panel in the {{JP|United States District Court for the District of Columbia}} unanimously struck down the SB14 voter ID law. The court ruled that the law would hurt minority voter turnout and impose strict burdens on the poor.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/court-blocks-tough-voter-id-law-in-texas.html?_r=2&hp ''The New York Times'', "Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact," August 30, 2012]</ref> The state filed a lawsuit against the ruling, and on December 17, 2012 a federal court deferred those proceedings until the {{JP|Supreme Court of the United States}} ruled on whether part of the [[Voting Rights Act]] was constitutional.<ref>[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-17/texas-voter-id-suit-put-on-hold-till-supreme-court-rules.html ''Bloomberg'', "Texas Voter ID Suit Put on Hold Till Supreme Court Rules," December 17, 2012]</ref> The Supreme Court overturned the [[Voting Rights Act]] in June 2013, allowing Texas's SB14 voter ID law to immediately take effect, as the state was no longer required to get pre-clearance for changes to election laws.<ref>[http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/texas-voter-id-law-could-start-now-attorney-general-greg-abbott.html ''The Dallas Morning News,'' Texas voter ID law “will take effect immediately,” says Attorney General Greg Abbott, June 25, 2013]</ref> On August 22, 2013 the [[U.S. Department of Justice]] sued [[Texas]] over the SB14 voter ID law, using a different section of the 1965 [[Voting Rights Act]] to claim that the law would result in "denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.”<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/justice-department-sues-texas-over-voter-id-law/2013/08/22/ac654a68-0b4b-11e3-9941-6711ed662e71_story.html ''WP Politicis'', "Justice Department sues Texas over voter ID law," August 22, 2013]</ref> The opening arguments for the case will begin in September of 2014.<ref>[http://tpr.org/post/federal-judge-denies-abbott-s-request-move-voter-id-trial-after-2014-election ''Texas Public Radio'', "Federal Judge Denies Abbott’s Request To Move Voter ID Trial To After 2014 Election," December 2, 2013]</ref>
 
| [http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/pamphlets/largepamp.shtml Link]
 
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| [[Virginia elections, 2014|Virginia]]   
| For persons who registered to vote in Virginia by mail, federal law requires them to show identification when voting for the first time in a federal election if they did not send a copy of one of these IDs with their voter registration applications. Virginia law requires all other voters to provide identification at the polls, or sign an Affirmation of Identity under felony penalty, in order to vote at the polls. <br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On May 20, 2012 [[Bob McDonnell|Gov. Bob McDonnell]] signed legislation that requires someone without identification to vote provisionally. This would eliminate the Affirmation of Identity. According to reports, the U.S. Justice Department must determine whether Virginia's new law is constitutional. On August 20, 2012 the Justice Department approved the voter ID changes.<ref>[http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/justice_department_approves_virginia_voter_id_law.php ''TPM'',"Justice Department Approves Va. Voter ID Law," August 20, 2012]</ref> On February 20, 2013 the Virginia House approved a strict photo identification bill with a vote of 65-30. The bill would require all voters to present photo identification to cast a ballot. Voters without photo identification would be required to cast a provisional ballot that would only be counted if proper identification was displayed by noon on the Friday following the election.<ref>[http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/02/photo-id-voting-mandate-passes-in-virginia-heads-to-governor-85473.html ''Associated Press'',"Photo ID voting mandate passes in Virginia, heads to governor," February 20, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#March|March 26, 2013]] Gov. McDonnell signed the bill into law. The new law goes into effect for 2014 elections.<ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/us-usa-vote-virginia-idUSBRE92P0NV20130326 ''Reuters'',"Virginia governor approves photo ID requirement for voters," March 26, 2013]</ref>  
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| For persons who registered to vote in Virginia by mail, federal law requires them to show identification when voting for the first time in a federal election if they did not send a copy of one of these IDs with their voter registration applications. Virginia law requires all other voters to provide identification at the polls, or sign an Affirmation of Identity under felony penalty, in order to vote at the polls. <br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On May 20, 2012 [[Bob McDonnell|Gov. Bob McDonnell]] signed legislation that requires someone without identification to vote provisionally. This would eliminate the Affirmation of Identity. According to reports, the U.S. Justice Department must determine whether Virginia's new law is constitutional. On August 20, 2012 the Justice Department approved the voter ID changes.<ref>[http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/justice_department_approves_virginia_voter_id_law.php ''TPM'', "Justice Department Approves Va. Voter ID Law," August 20, 2012]</ref> On February 20, 2013 the Virginia House approved a strict photo identification bill with a vote of 65-30. The bill would require all voters to present photo identification to cast a ballot. Voters without photo identification would be required to cast a provisional ballot that would only be counted if proper identification was displayed by noon on the Friday following the election.<ref>[http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/02/photo-id-voting-mandate-passes-in-virginia-heads-to-governor-85473.html ''Associated Press'', "Photo ID voting mandate passes in Virginia, heads to governor," February 20, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#March|March 26, 2013]] Gov. McDonnell signed the bill into law. The new law goes into effect for 2014 elections.<ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/us-usa-vote-virginia-idUSBRE92P0NV20130326 ''Reuters'', "Virginia governor approves photo ID requirement for voters," March 26, 2013]</ref>  
 
| [http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Voter_Information/Voter_ID_Requirements_in_Virginia.html Link]
 
| [http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Voter_Information/Voter_ID_Requirements_in_Virginia.html Link]
 
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| [[Wisconsin elections, 2014|Wisconsin]]   
 
| [[Wisconsin elections, 2014|Wisconsin]]   
| Photo ID is not currently required in Wisconsin. <br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On March 6 and March 12, 2012, two separate judges issued injunctions preventing the Government Accountability Board from enforcing photo ID requirements in 2011 Act 23. The Wisconsin Department of Justice appealed those injunctions and the appeals have been certified to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which on April 16 sent them back to the respective Courts of Appeals. In mid-July 2012, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan ruled that "the state's requirement that all voters show photo ID at the polls creates a 'substantial impairment of the right to vote' guaranteed by the state constitution." An appeal was filed, although the court was not expected to rule until after November 2012. This means that photo IDs will not be required at the polls in the [[Wisconsin elections, 2014|August 14 primary]] and [[Wisconsin elections, 2014|November 6 election]].<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/second-judge-rejects-state-voter-id-law-ea65kqh-162799866.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'',"Second judge rejects state voter ID law," July 17, 2012]</ref> On September 27, 2012, the {{JP|Wisconsin Supreme Court}} declined to take the case, for the time being. The high court said that if it were to review the law, it would hear arguments from both cases at the same time. Following the court's decision, an initial appeal brief was filed in one of the cases.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/state-supreme-court-declines-to-take-up-voter-id-for-now-8371acv-171594631.html ''Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel'',"State Supreme Court declines to take up voter ID, for now," September 27, 2012]</ref> On January 14, 2013, the [[Wisconsin Supreme Court]] again refused to take the case.<ref>[http://gazettextra.com/weblogs/latest-news/2013/jan/14/voter-id-case-stays-court-appeals/ ''Associated Press'',"Voter ID case stays with court of appeals," January 14, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#May|May 30, 2013]] a state appeals court overturned the Dane County Circuit Court Judge Flanagan's ruling. '''However, the voter ID requirement remains blocked because it remains pending in another case.'''<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/wisconsin-appeals-court-rules-state-voter-id-law-constitutional-b9922473z1.html ''Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel'',"Wisconsin appeals court rules state voter ID law constitutional," May 30, 2013]</ref> In November of 2013, a federal judge reviewed the case. The decision is expected in early 2014.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/trial-of-two-challenges-to-wisconsins-voter-id-law-concludes-b99143668z1-232136701.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'', "Trial of two challenges to Wisconsin's voter ID law concludes," November 15, 2013]</ref>
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| Photo ID is not currently required in Wisconsin. <br> <SPAN style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"><u>'''''Note:'''''</u></span> On March 6 and March 12, 2012, two separate judges issued injunctions preventing the Government Accountability Board from enforcing photo ID requirements in 2011 Act 23. The Wisconsin Department of Justice appealed those injunctions and the appeals have been certified to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which on April 16 sent them back to the respective Courts of Appeals. In mid-July 2012, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan ruled that "the state's requirement that all voters show photo ID at the polls creates a 'substantial impairment of the right to vote' guaranteed by the state constitution." An appeal was filed, although the court was not expected to rule until after November 2012. This means that photo IDs will not be required at the polls in the [[Wisconsin elections, 2014|August 14 primary]] and [[Wisconsin elections, 2014|November 6 election]].<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/second-judge-rejects-state-voter-id-law-ea65kqh-162799866.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'', "Second judge rejects state voter ID law," July 17, 2012]</ref> On September 27, 2012, the {{JP|Wisconsin Supreme Court}} declined to take the case, for the time being. The high court said that if it were to review the law, it would hear arguments from both cases at the same time. Following the court's decision, an initial appeal brief was filed in one of the cases.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/state-supreme-court-declines-to-take-up-voter-id-for-now-8371acv-171594631.html ''Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel'', "State Supreme Court declines to take up voter ID, for now," September 27, 2012]</ref> On January 14, 2013, the [[Wisconsin Supreme Court]] again refused to take the case.<ref>[http://gazettextra.com/weblogs/latest-news/2013/jan/14/voter-id-case-stays-court-appeals/ ''Associated Press'', "Voter ID case stays with court of appeals," January 14, 2013]</ref> On [[BC#May|May 30, 2013]] a state appeals court overturned the Dane County Circuit Court Judge Flanagan's ruling. '''However, the voter ID requirement remains blocked because it remains pending in another case.'''<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/wisconsin-appeals-court-rules-state-voter-id-law-constitutional-b9922473z1.html ''Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel'', "Wisconsin appeals court rules state voter ID law constitutional," May 30, 2013]</ref> In November of 2013, a federal judge reviewed the case. The decision is expected in early 2014.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/trial-of-two-challenges-to-wisconsins-voter-id-law-concludes-b99143668z1-232136701.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'', "Trial of two challenges to Wisconsin's voter ID law concludes," November 15, 2013]</ref>
 
| [http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/photo-id Link]
 
| [http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/photo-id Link]
 
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'''June 2013:'''
 
'''June 2013:'''
* [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/25/us-usa-court-voting-idUSBRE95O0TU20130625 ''Reuters'',"SCOTUS ruling on Voting Rights Act," June 25, 2013]
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* [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/25/us-usa-court-voting-idUSBRE95O0TU20130625 ''Reuters'', "SCOTUS ruling on Voting Rights Act," June 25, 2013]
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/17/supreme-court-arizona-voter-registration_n_3453965.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&utm_source=feedly ''Huffington Post'',"Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter Registration Citizenship Requirement," June 17, 2013]
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* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/17/supreme-court-arizona-voter-registration_n_3453965.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&utm_source=feedly ''Huffington Post'', "Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter Registration Citizenship Requirement," June 17, 2013]
* [http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/supreme-court-strikes-down-arizona-voter-citizenship-law-144253348.html ''Yahoo News'',"Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law," June 17, 2013]
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* [http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/supreme-court-strikes-down-arizona-voter-citizenship-law-144253348.html ''Yahoo News'', "Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law," June 17, 2013]
* [http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130617/NEWS01/130617045/Hosemann-Arizona-voter-ID-ruling-has-no-effect-pending-Miss-law&utm_source=feedly ''Clarion Ledger'',"Hosemann: Arizona voter ID ruling has no effect on pending Miss. law," June 17, 2013]
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* [http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130617/NEWS01/130617045/Hosemann-Arizona-voter-ID-ruling-has-no-effect-pending-Miss-law&utm_source=feedly ''Clarion Ledger'', "Hosemann: Arizona voter ID ruling has no effect on pending Miss. law," June 17, 2013]
* [http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/06/compromise-sought-on-rhode-islands-voter-id-lawready.html ''Providence Journal'',"Compromise sought on Rhode Island's voter ID law," June 17, 2013]
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* [http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/06/compromise-sought-on-rhode-islands-voter-id-lawready.html ''Providence Journal'', "Compromise sought on Rhode Island's voter ID law," June 17, 2013]
* [http://www.necn.com/06/17/13/NH-lawmakers-negotiating-voter-ID-change/landing.html?&apID=89d11f8229644ffe84ef2e0a7b3e5cf9&utm_source=feedly ''Associated Press'',"NH lawmakers negotiating voter ID changes," June 17, 2013]
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* [http://www.necn.com/06/17/13/NH-lawmakers-negotiating-voter-ID-change/landing.html?&apID=89d11f8229644ffe84ef2e0a7b3e5cf9&utm_source=feedly ''Associated Press'', "NH lawmakers negotiating voter ID changes," June 17, 2013]
* [http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/06/photo_voter_id.html ''AL.com'',"State has yet to seek preclearance of photo voter ID law approved in 2011," June 12, 2013]
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* [http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/06/photo_voter_id.html ''AL.com'', "State has yet to seek preclearance of photo voter ID law approved in 2011," June 12, 2013]
  
 
'''May 2013:'''
 
'''May 2013:'''
* [http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/wisconsin-appeals-court-rules-state-voter-id-law-constitutional-b9922473z1.html ''Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel'',"Wisconsin appeals court rules state voter ID law constitutional," May 30, 2013]
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* [http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/wisconsin-appeals-court-rules-state-voter-id-law-constitutional-b9922473z1.html ''Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel'', "Wisconsin appeals court rules state voter ID law constitutional," May 30, 2013]
* [http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130523/NEWS06/130529552&utm_source=feedly ''New Hampshire Union Leader'',"NH Senate removes student IDs as indisputable ID for voting," May 23, 2013]
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* [http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130523/NEWS06/130529552&utm_source=feedly ''New Hampshire Union Leader'', "NH Senate removes student IDs as indisputable ID for voting," May 23, 2013]
* [http://djournal.com/bookmark/22643029-State-gathers-voter-ID-information ''Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal'',"Mississippi: State gathers voter ID information," May 20, 2013]
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* [http://djournal.com/bookmark/22643029-State-gathers-voter-ID-information ''Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal'', "Mississippi: State gathers voter ID information," May 20, 2013]
* [http://articles.philly.com/2013-05-01/news/38932682_1_voter-id-law-penndot-id-photo-id ''The Inquirer'',"Pa. ordered to surrender data in voter-ID dispute," May 1, 2013]
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* [http://articles.philly.com/2013-05-01/news/38932682_1_voter-id-law-penndot-id-photo-id ''The Inquirer'', "Pa. ordered to surrender data in voter-ID dispute," May 1, 2013]
  
 
'''April 2013:'''
 
'''April 2013:'''
* [http://wreg.com/2013/04/25/changes-made-to-tennessee-voter-id-policy/ ''WREG'',"Changes Made To Tennessee Voter ID Policy," April 25, 2013]
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* [http://wreg.com/2013/04/25/changes-made-to-tennessee-voter-id-policy/ ''WREG'', "Changes Made To Tennessee Voter ID Policy," April 25, 2013]
* [http://www.wral.com/voter-id-proposal-debated/12350778/ ''WRAL'',"Voter ID proposal advances in House," April 17, 2013]
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* [http://www.wral.com/voter-id-proposal-debated/12350778/ ''WRAL'', "Voter ID proposal advances in House," April 17, 2013]
* [http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/10/2815005/nc-house-schedules-hearings-on.html ''News and Observer'',"NC House holds voter ID public hearing," April 10, 2013]
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* [http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/10/2815005/nc-house-schedules-hearings-on.html ''News and Observer'', "NC House holds voter ID public hearing," April 10, 2013]
* [http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130407/SP01/130409754/1006/voter-id-bill-takes-shape ''Salisbury Post'',"North Carolina: Voter ID bill takes shape," April 7, 2013]
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* [http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130407/SP01/130409754/1006/voter-id-bill-takes-shape ''Salisbury Post'', "North Carolina: Voter ID bill takes shape," April 7, 2013]
* [http://www.wral.com/fee-for-voter-id-might-be-unconstitutional/12310806/ ''WRAL'',"North Carolina: Fee for voter ID might be unconstitutional," April 5, 2013]
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* [http://www.wral.com/fee-for-voter-id-might-be-unconstitutional/12310806/ ''WRAL'', "North Carolina: Fee for voter ID might be unconstitutional," April 5, 2013]
* [http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130405/NEWS0201/304050101/College-IDs-cut-from-voter-identification-bill?nclick_check=1 ''Tennessean'',"College IDs cut from voter identification bill," April 4, 2013]
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* [http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130405/NEWS0201/304050101/College-IDs-cut-from-voter-identification-bill?nclick_check=1 ''Tennessean'', "College IDs cut from voter identification bill," April 4, 2013]
* [https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=1&article_id=395291&CFID=651374588&CFTOKEN=45751462 ''The Forum of Frago-Moorhead'',"Voter ID bill passes Senate with changes," April 4, 2013]
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* [https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=1&article_id=395291&CFID=651374588&CFTOKEN=45751462 ''The Forum of Frago-Moorhead'', "Voter ID bill passes Senate with changes," April 4, 2013]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/us/arkansas-veto-of-voter-id-law-is-overriden.html?_r=0 ''Associated Press'',"Arkansas: Veto of Voter ID Law Is Overridden," April 1, 2013]
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* [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/us/arkansas-veto-of-voter-id-law-is-overriden.html?_r=0 ''Associated Press'', "Arkansas: Veto of Voter ID Law Is Overridden," April 1, 2013]
  
 
'''March 2013:'''
 
'''March 2013:'''
* [http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/virginia-politics/general-assembly/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-photo-id/article_a35997bf-d6bb-5846-8775-ff8d9dc429b9.html ''Richmond Times-Dispatch'',"Virginia - What you need to know about the new photo ID law," March 31, 2013]
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* [http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/virginia-politics/general-assembly/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-photo-id/article_a35997bf-d6bb-5846-8775-ff8d9dc429b9.html ''Richmond Times-Dispatch'', "Virginia - What you need to know about the new photo ID law," March 31, 2013]
* [http://www.sos.mo.gov/impactreport.pdf ''Missouri Secretary of State'',"Kander Releases HCS HBs 48 & 216 Impact Report," March 28, 2013]
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* [http://www.sos.mo.gov/impactreport.pdf ''Missouri Secretary of State'', "Kander Releases HCS HBs 48 & 216 Impact Report," March 28, 2013]
* [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/27/arkansas-senate-overrides-veto-voter-id-bill/ ''Associated Press'',"Arkansas Senate overrides veto of voter ID bill," March 27, 2013]
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* [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/27/arkansas-senate-overrides-veto-voter-id-bill/ ''Associated Press'', "Arkansas Senate overrides veto of voter ID bill," March 27, 2013]
* [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/us-usa-vote-virginia-idUSBRE92P0NV20130326 ''Reuters'',"Virginia governor approves photo ID requirement for voters," March 26, 2013]
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* [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/us-usa-vote-virginia-idUSBRE92P0NV20130326 ''Reuters'', "Virginia governor approves photo ID requirement for voters," March 26, 2013]
* [http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/politics/alabama-voter-id/ ''CNN'',"Arkansas governor rejects voter ID measure," March 25, 2013]
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* [http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/politics/alabama-voter-id/ ''CNN'', "Arkansas governor rejects voter ID measure," March 25, 2013]
* [http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2013/03/oregon_secretary_of_state_want.html#incart_m-rpt-2 ''The Oregonian'',"Oregon of state wants to use driver licenses to automatically register voters," March 19, 2013]
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* [http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2013/03/oregon_secretary_of_state_want.html#incart_m-rpt-2 ''The Oregonian'', "Oregon of state wants to use driver licenses to automatically register voters," March 19, 2013]
* [http://arkansasnews.com/sections/news/arkansas/update-senate-sends-voter-id-bill-governor.html ''Arkansas News Bureau'',"UPDATE Senate sends voter ID bill to governor," March 19, 2013]
+
* [http://arkansasnews.com/sections/news/arkansas/update-senate-sends-voter-id-bill-governor.html ''Arkansas News Bureau'', "UPDATE Senate sends voter ID bill to governor," March 19, 2013]
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-to-decide-if-states-can-ask-for-proof-of-us-citizenship-to-register-to-vote/2013/03/18/aa2fe414-8fa0-11e2-9173-7f87cda73b49_story.html ''Associated Press'',"Supreme Court to decide if states can ask for proof of US citizenship to register to vote," March 18, 2013]
+
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-to-decide-if-states-can-ask-for-proof-of-us-citizenship-to-register-to-vote/2013/03/18/aa2fe414-8fa0-11e2-9173-7f87cda73b49_story.html ''Associated Press'', "Supreme Court to decide if states can ask for proof of US citizenship to register to vote," March 18, 2013]
* [http://www.adn.com/2013/03/14/2825382/voter-id-measure-clears-house.html ''Anchorage Daily News'',"Voter ID measure clears House committee over objections," March 14, 2013]
+
* [http://www.adn.com/2013/03/14/2825382/voter-id-measure-clears-house.html ''Anchorage Daily News'', "Voter ID measure clears House committee over objections," March 14, 2013]
* [http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/study-finds-voter-id-laws-hurt-young-minorities-88773.html?hp=r3 ''Politico'',"Study finds voter ID laws hurt young minorities," March 12, 2013]
+
* [http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/study-finds-voter-id-laws-hurt-young-minorities-88773.html?hp=r3 ''Politico'', "Study finds voter ID laws hurt young minorities," March 12, 2013]
* [http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130305/NEWS0201/303050037/TN-bill-would-allow-college-IDs-voting ''Tennessean'',"TN bill would allow college IDs for voting," March 5, 2013]
+
* [http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130305/NEWS0201/303050037/TN-bill-would-allow-college-IDs-voting ''Tennessean'', "TN bill would allow college IDs for voting," March 5, 2013]
* [http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130305/NEWS06/303050040/Missouri-Senate-voter-ID-bills?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p ''News-Leader'',"Senate takes up voter ID bills," March 4, 2013]
+
* [http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130305/NEWS06/303050040/Missouri-Senate-voter-ID-bills?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p ''News-Leader'', "Senate takes up voter ID bills," March 4, 2013]
  
 
'''February 2013:'''
 
'''February 2013:'''
* [http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/voter-id-bill-passes-north-dakota-house/article_a7594352-80a5-11e2-ae83-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Bismark Tribune'',"Voter ID bill passes North Dakota House," February 27, 2013]
+
* [http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/voter-id-bill-passes-north-dakota-house/article_a7594352-80a5-11e2-ae83-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Bismark Tribune'', "Voter ID bill passes North Dakota House," February 27, 2013]
* [http://www.clarionledger.com/viewart/20130226/NEWS010504/130226016/Miss-Senate-approves-money-Sec-State-s-defense-voter-ID-law- ''Clarion Ledger'',"Miss. Senate approves money for Sec. of State's defense of voter ID law," February 26, 2013]
+
* [http://www.clarionledger.com/viewart/20130226/NEWS010504/130226016/Miss-Senate-approves-money-Sec-State-s-defense-voter-ID-law- ''Clarion Ledger'', "Miss. Senate approves money for Sec. of State's defense of voter ID law," February 26, 2013]
* [http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2943711.shtml?cat=504 ''Associated Press'',"House rejects voter ID proposal," February 25, 2013]
+
* [http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2943711.shtml?cat=504 ''Associated Press'', "House rejects voter ID proposal," February 25, 2013]
* [http://articles.dailypress.com/2013-02-22/news/dp-nws-shadplank-notebook-0223-20130222_1_terry-mcauliffe-ken-cuccinelli-voter-id-bill ''Daily Press'',"Poll: Virginia Voters back photo ID," February 22, 2013]
+
* [http://articles.dailypress.com/2013-02-22/news/dp-nws-shadplank-notebook-0223-20130222_1_terry-mcauliffe-ken-cuccinelli-voter-id-bill ''Daily Press'', "Poll: Virginia Voters back photo ID," February 22, 2013]
* [http://www.goupstate.com/article/20130222/ARTICLES/130229891 ''GoUpstate.com'',"Elections officer to discuss SC's new voter ID law," February 22, 2013]
+
* [http://www.goupstate.com/article/20130222/ARTICLES/130229891 ''GoUpstate.com'', "Elections officer to discuss SC's new voter ID law," February 22, 2013]
* [http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/feb/21/mississippi-senators-refuse-funding-to-defend-id/ ''The Commercial Appeal'',"Mississippi senators refuse funding to defend Voter ID law," February 21, 2013]
+
* [http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/feb/21/mississippi-senators-refuse-funding-to-defend-id/ ''The Commercial Appeal'', "Mississippi senators refuse funding to defend Voter ID law," February 21, 2013]
* [http://www.sunherald.com/2013/02/21/4483224/voter-id-dispute-stalls-mississippi.html ''Associated Press'',"Voter ID dispute stalls Mississippi secretary of state budget," February 21, 2013]
+
* [http://www.sunherald.com/2013/02/21/4483224/voter-id-dispute-stalls-mississippi.html ''Associated Press'', "Voter ID dispute stalls Mississippi secretary of state budget," February 21, 2013]
* [http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/02/photo-id-voting-mandate-passes-in-virginia-heads-to-governor-85473.html ''Associated Press'',"Photo ID voting mandate passes in Virginia, heads to governor," February 20, 2013]
+
* [http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/02/photo-id-voting-mandate-passes-in-virginia-heads-to-governor-85473.html ''Associated Press'', "Photo ID voting mandate passes in Virginia, heads to governor," February 20, 2013]
* [http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Arkansas-Senate-to-consider-voter-ID-legislation-4292633.php ''Associated Press'',"Arkansas Senate to consider voter ID legislation," February 20, 2013]
+
* [http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Arkansas-Senate-to-consider-voter-ID-legislation-4292633.php ''Associated Press'', "Arkansas Senate to consider voter ID legislation," February 20, 2013]
* [http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2013/2/19/house-approves-stricter-voter-id-legislation/ ''The Maneater'',"House approves stricter voter ID legislation," February 19, 2013]
+
* [http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2013/2/19/house-approves-stricter-voter-id-legislation/ ''The Maneater'', "House approves stricter voter ID legislation," February 19, 2013]
* [http://milford-nh.patch.com/articles/advocates-tell-nh-house-committee-to-repeal-voter-id-0ddf0785 ''Milford Patch'',"Advocates Tell NH House Committee to Repeal Voter ID ," February 19, 2013]
+
* [http://milford-nh.patch.com/articles/advocates-tell-nh-house-committee-to-repeal-voter-id-0ddf0785 ''Milford Patch'', "Advocates Tell NH House Committee to Repeal Voter ID ," February 19, 2013]
* [http://www.nbc12.com/story/21236182/controversy-over-proposed-voter-id-bill ''NBC12'',"Controversy over proposed voter ID bill," February 18, 2013]
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* [http://www.nbc12.com/story/21236182/controversy-over-proposed-voter-id-bill ''NBC12'', "Controversy over proposed voter ID bill," February 18, 2013]
* [http://www.delmarvanow.com/viewart/20130219/ESN/302190057/Virginia-Senate-panel-OKs-more-stringent-voter-ID ''Capital News Service'',"Virginia Senate panel OKs more stringent voter ID," February 18, 2013]
+
* [http://www.delmarvanow.com/viewart/20130219/ESN/302190057/Virginia-Senate-panel-OKs-more-stringent-voter-ID ''Capital News Service'', "Virginia Senate panel OKs more stringent voter ID," February 18, 2013]
* [http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/voter-id-legal-fight-will-skip-primary-675846/ ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'',"Voter ID legal fight will skip primary," February 18, 2013]
+
* [http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/voter-id-legal-fight-will-skip-primary-675846/ ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'', "Voter ID legal fight will skip primary," February 18, 2013]
* [http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/256421/ ''Grand Forks Herald'',"Voter ID amendment survives debate in North Dakota House," February 12, 2013]
+
* [http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/256421/ ''Grand Forks Herald'', "Voter ID amendment survives debate in North Dakota House," February 12, 2013]
* [http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130207/NEWS03/302070051/TN-Supreme-Court-hears-voter-ID-case ''The Tennessean'',"TN Supreme Court hears voter ID case," February 7, 2013]
+
* [http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130207/NEWS03/302070051/TN-Supreme-Court-hears-voter-ID-case ''The Tennessean'', "TN Supreme Court hears voter ID case," February 7, 2013]
* [http://kbia.org/post/voter-advocacy-groups-say-mo-id-bills-unfair-unconstitutional ''KBIA'',"Voter Advocacy Groups Say Mo. ID Bills Unfair, Unconstitutional," February 4, 2013]
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* [http://kbia.org/post/voter-advocacy-groups-say-mo-id-bills-unfair-unconstitutional ''KBIA'', "Voter Advocacy Groups Say Mo. ID Bills Unfair, Unconstitutional," February 4, 2013]
* [http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2013/02/01/voter-id-bill-passed-in-committee/ ''Fredericksburg.com'',"Voter ID bill passed in committee," February 1, 2013]
+
* [http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2013/02/01/voter-id-bill-passed-in-committee/ ''Fredericksburg.com'', "Voter ID bill passed in committee," February 1, 2013]
  
 
'''January 2013:'''
 
'''January 2013:'''
* [http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jan/30/desoto-party-leaders-differ-on-proposed-voter-id/ ''The Commercial Appeal'',"DeSoto party leaders differ on proposed voter ID guidelines," January 30, 2013]
+
* [http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jan/30/desoto-party-leaders-differ-on-proposed-voter-id/ ''The Commercial Appeal'', "DeSoto party leaders differ on proposed voter ID guidelines," January 30, 2013]
* [http://yallpolitics.com/index.php/yp/post/34259/ ''Y'all Politics'',"Voter ID Implementation Procedures sent to Dept. of Justice for Approval," January 29, 2013]
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* [http://yallpolitics.com/index.php/yp/post/34259/ ''Y'all Politics'', "Voter ID Implementation Procedures sent to Dept. of Justice for Approval," January 29, 2013]
* [http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/28/3815842/voter-id-bound-to-pass.html ''Charlotte Observer'',"Voter ID likely to pass; will photo be needed?," January 28, 2013]
+
* [http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/28/3815842/voter-id-bound-to-pass.html ''Charlotte Observer'', "Voter ID likely to pass; will photo be needed?," January 28, 2013]
* [http://www.ktiv.com/story/20710617/2013/01/25/iowa-senate-republicans-propose-voter-id-bill ''KTIV'',"Iowa Senate Republicans consider voter ID bill," January 25, 2013]
+
* [http://www.ktiv.com/story/20710617/2013/01/25/iowa-senate-republicans-propose-voter-id-bill ''KTIV'', "Iowa Senate Republicans consider voter ID bill," January 25, 2013]
* [http://www.kaj18.com/news/voter-id-bill-gets-public-hearing-at-mt-legislature/ ''KAJ18'',"Voter ID bill gets public hearing at MT Legislature," January 17, 2013]
+
* [http://www.kaj18.com/news/voter-id-bill-gets-public-hearing-at-mt-legislature/ ''KAJ18'', "Voter ID bill gets public hearing at MT Legislature," January 17, 2013]
* [http://www.kxlf.com/news/new-voter-id-law-proposed-in-montana/ ''MTN news'',"New voter ID law proposed in Montana," January 16, 2013]
+
* [http://www.kxlf.com/news/new-voter-id-law-proposed-in-montana/ ''MTN news'', "New voter ID law proposed in Montana," January 16, 2013]
* [http://permianbasin360.com/fulltext?nxd_id=243782 ''The Texas Tribune'',"New Bill Would Repeal Texas Voter ID Law," January 14, 2013]
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* [http://permianbasin360.com/fulltext?nxd_id=243782 ''The Texas Tribune'', "New Bill Would Repeal Texas Voter ID Law," January 14, 2013]
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/north-carolina-voter-id_n_2440916.html ''Huffington Post'',"North Carolina Voter ID Law Could Impact 613,000 Voters, Report Says," January 9, 2013]
+
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/north-carolina-voter-id_n_2440916.html ''Huffington Post'', "North Carolina Voter ID Law Could Impact 613,000 Voters, Report Says," January 9, 2013]
* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/sl-feds-give-states-more-time-on-real-id.html ''Governing'',"Feds Give States More Time to Comply with REAL ID Law," January 9, 2013]
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* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/sl-feds-give-states-more-time-on-real-id.html ''Governing'', "Feds Give States More Time to Comply with REAL ID Law," January 9, 2013]
* [http://www.rgj.com/article/20130108/NEWS/130108013/Nev-Secretary-State-Miller-pitches-state-voter-ID-bill-Reno-Republicans ''RGJ.com'',"Nev. Secretary of State Miller pitches state voter ID bill to Reno Republicans," January 8, 2013]
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* [http://www.rgj.com/article/20130108/NEWS/130108013/Nev-Secretary-State-Miller-pitches-state-voter-ID-bill-Reno-Republicans ''RGJ.com'', "Nev. Secretary of State Miller pitches state voter ID bill to Reno Republicans," January 8, 2013]
* [http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=842683 ''CarolinaLive'',"Voter ID law takes effect in 2013," January 1, 2013]
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* [http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=842683 ''CarolinaLive'', "Voter ID law takes effect in 2013," January 1, 2013]
* [http://www.herald-mail.com/news/tristate/hm-wva-gop-to-make-voter-id-an-issue-in-2013-20130101,0,6296653.story ''Associated Press'',"W.Va. GOP to make Voter ID an issue in 2013," January 1, 2013]
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* [http://www.herald-mail.com/news/tristate/hm-wva-gop-to-make-voter-id-an-issue-in-2013-20130101,0,6296653.story ''Associated Press'', "W.Va. GOP to make Voter ID an issue in 2013," January 1, 2013]
  
 
'''December 2012:'''
 
'''December 2012:'''
* [http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/12/27/2012-year-in-review-pennsylvanias-voter-id-law/ ''CBS'',"2012 Year in Review: Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law," December 27, 2012]
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* [http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/12/27/2012-year-in-review-pennsylvanias-voter-id-law/ ''CBS'', "2012 Year in Review: Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law," December 27, 2012]
* [http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/12/26/17890-are-voter-id-laws-here-to-stay/ ''ProPublica'',"Are Voter ID Laws Here to Stay?," December 26, 2012]
+
* [http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/12/26/17890-are-voter-id-laws-here-to-stay/ ''ProPublica'', "Are Voter ID Laws Here to Stay?," December 26, 2012]
* [http://ncsl.typepad.com/the_thicket/2012/12/voter-id-2013-part-1.html ''NCSL'',"Voter ID 2013, Part 1," December 26, 2012]
+
* [http://ncsl.typepad.com/the_thicket/2012/12/voter-id-2013-part-1.html ''NCSL'', "Voter ID 2013, Part 1," December 26, 2012]
* [http://bangordailynews.com/2012/12/21/politics/panel-unlikely-to-recommend-voter-id-for-maine-elections/ ''Bangor Daily News'',"Panel unlikely to recommend voter ID for Maine elections," December 26, 2012]
+
* [http://bangordailynews.com/2012/12/21/politics/panel-unlikely-to-recommend-voter-id-for-maine-elections/ ''Bangor Daily News'', "Panel unlikely to recommend voter ID for Maine elections," December 26, 2012]
* [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/12/senate-democrats-set-stage-for-supreme-court-defense-of-voting-rights-act-provision.html ''PBS'',"Democrats Set Stage for Supreme Court Defense of Voting Rights Act Provision," December 20, 2012]
+
* [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/12/senate-democrats-set-stage-for-supreme-court-defense-of-voting-rights-act-provision.html ''PBS'', "Democrats Set Stage for Supreme Court Defense of Voting Rights Act Provision," December 20, 2012]
* [http://www.knau.org/post/azs-voter-id-law-us-senate-committee ''KNAU'',"AZ's Voter ID Law Up Before US Senate Committee," December 19, 2012]
+
* [http://www.knau.org/post/azs-voter-id-law-us-senate-committee ''KNAU'', "AZ's Voter ID Law Up Before US Senate Committee," December 19, 2012]
* [http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/states_with_voter_id_laws.php ''Pro Publica'',"Are Voter ID Laws Here to Stay?," retrieved December 18, 2012]
+
* [http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/states_with_voter_id_laws.php ''Pro Publica'', "Are Voter ID Laws Here to Stay?," retrieved December 18, 2012]
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-17/texas-voter-id-suit-put-on-hold-till-supreme-court-rules.html ''Bloomberg'',"Texas Voter ID Suit Put on Hold Till Supreme Court Rules," December 17, 2012]
+
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-17/texas-voter-id-suit-put-on-hold-till-supreme-court-rules.html ''Bloomberg'', "Texas Voter ID Suit Put on Hold Till Supreme Court Rules," December 17, 2012]
* [http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/12/crist-to-testify-against-voter-id-laws-152215.html ''Politico'',"Crist to testify against voter ID laws," December 17, 2012]
+
* [http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/12/crist-to-testify-against-voter-id-laws-152215.html ''Politico'', "Crist to testify against voter ID laws," December 17, 2012]
* [http://articles.philly.com/2012-12-15/news/35822540_1_evidence-of-voter-impersonation-voter-id-law-attorney-general-patrick-cawley ''The Philadelphia Inquirer'',"Pennsylvania voter-ID law's fate not likely to be settled until November 2013," December 15, 2012]
+
* [http://articles.philly.com/2012-12-15/news/35822540_1_evidence-of-voter-impersonation-voter-id-law-attorney-general-patrick-cawley ''The Philadelphia Inquirer'', "Pennsylvania voter-ID law's fate not likely to be settled until November 2013," December 15, 2012]
* [http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2012/12/15/state-reports-few-problems-with-voter-law/mSzXhaGoqzbXUeeo2QqbRP/story.html ''Associated Press'',"State reports few problems with voter ID law," December 14, 2012]
+
* [http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2012/12/15/state-reports-few-problems-with-voter-law/mSzXhaGoqzbXUeeo2QqbRP/story.html ''Associated Press'', "State reports few problems with voter ID law," December 14, 2012]
* [http://www.thenation.com/blog/171742/voter-id-plunges-forward-pennsylvania-mississippi-and-alaska# ''The Nation'',"Voter ID Plunges Forward in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Alaska," December 13, 2012]
+
* [http://www.thenation.com/blog/171742/voter-id-plunges-forward-pennsylvania-mississippi-and-alaska# ''The Nation'', "Voter ID Plunges Forward in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Alaska," December 13, 2012]
* [http://arkansasmatters.com/fulltext?nxd_id=618272 ''KARK 4 News'',"Arkansas Senator Proposes 2 Voter ID Bills," December 13, 2012]
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* [http://arkansasmatters.com/fulltext?nxd_id=618272 ''KARK 4 News'', "Arkansas Senator Proposes 2 Voter ID Bills," December 13, 2012]
* [http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/10/176886/alaska-state-lawmakers-to-push.html ''The Anchorage Daily News'',"Alaska state lawmakers to push for voter ID laws again," December 10, 2012]
+
* [http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/10/176886/alaska-state-lawmakers-to-push.html ''The Anchorage Daily News'', "Alaska state lawmakers to push for voter ID laws again," December 10, 2012]
* [http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/07/1292751/missouri-voter-id/?mobile=nc ''ThinkProgress.org'',"Missouri Lawmaker Pre-Files Voter ID Constitutional Amendment," December 7, 2012]
+
* [http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/07/1292751/missouri-voter-id/?mobile=nc ''ThinkProgress.org'', "Missouri Lawmaker Pre-Files Voter ID Constitutional Amendment," December 7, 2012]
* [http://www.ncsl.org/legislatures-elections/elections/the-canvass-november-and-december-2012.aspx ''NCSL.org'',"Voter ID: Five Considerations," December 2012]
+
* [http://www.ncsl.org/legislatures-elections/elections/the-canvass-november-and-december-2012.aspx ''NCSL.org'', "Voter ID: Five Considerations," December 2012]
* [http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/voter-id-backfire.php ''TPM'',"How The Voter ID Crusade Backfired On Republicans," December 5, 2012]
+
* [http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/voter-id-backfire.php ''TPM'', "How The Voter ID Crusade Backfired On Republicans," December 5, 2012]
* [http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/crime_and_courts/blog/gop-presses-on-with-voter-id-laws-in-other-states/article_6ae03fc2-3e3b-11e2-8145-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Cap Times'',"GOP presses on with voter ID laws in other states," December 4, 2012]
+
* [http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/crime_and_courts/blog/gop-presses-on-with-voter-id-laws-in-other-states/article_6ae03fc2-3e3b-11e2-8145-0019bb2963f4.html ''The Cap Times'', "GOP presses on with voter ID laws in other states," December 4, 2012]
* [http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x719501330/Bellingham-officials-support-statewide-voter-ID-law ''Milford Daily News'',"Bellingham officials support statewide voter ID law," December 4, 2012]
+
* [http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x719501330/Bellingham-officials-support-statewide-voter-ID-law ''Milford Daily News'', "Bellingham officials support statewide voter ID law," December 4, 2012]
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/wisconsin-voter-id-state-constitution_n_2233319.html ''The Huffington Post'',"On Wisconsin Voter ID, GOP Leader Open To Changing State Constitution," December 3, 2012]
+
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/wisconsin-voter-id-state-constitution_n_2233319.html ''The Huffington Post'', "On Wisconsin Voter ID, GOP Leader Open To Changing State Constitution," December 3, 2012]
* [http://www.lvrj.com/news/clark-county-elections-chief-endorses-voter-id-proposal-181936811.html ''Las Vegas Review-Journal'',"Clark County elections chief endorses voter ID proposal," December 3, 2012]
+
* [http://www.lvrj.com/news/clark-county-elections-chief-endorses-voter-id-proposal-181936811.html ''Las Vegas Review-Journal'', "Clark County elections chief endorses voter ID proposal," December 3, 2012]
* [http://www.thenation.com/blog/171562/nevada-led-country-expanding-vote-now-its-eyeing-voter-id# ''The Nation'',"Nevada Led the Country in Expanding the Vote. Now, It’s Eyeing Voter ID," December 3, 2012]
+
* [http://www.thenation.com/blog/171562/nevada-led-country-expanding-vote-now-its-eyeing-voter-id# ''The Nation'', "Nevada Led the Country in Expanding the Vote. Now, It’s Eyeing Voter ID," December 3, 2012]
* [http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journal/display.html?id=9711 ''Carolina Journal'',"No Controversy about Voter ID," December 3, 2012]
+
* [http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journal/display.html?id=9711 ''Carolina Journal'', "No Controversy about Voter ID," December 3, 2012]
  
 
'''November 2012:'''
 
'''November 2012:'''
* [http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/11/30/group-claims-voter-fraud-doomed-voter-id-amendment/ ''Minnesota CBS'',"Group Claims Voter Fraud Doomed Voter ID Amendment," November 30, 2012]
+
* [http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/11/30/group-claims-voter-fraud-doomed-voter-id-amendment/ ''Minnesota CBS'', "Group Claims Voter Fraud Doomed Voter ID Amendment," November 30, 2012]
* [http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/30/voter-id-crusade-continues-into-2013-four-to-watch/ ''MSNBC.com'',"Voter ID crusade continues into 2013: Four to watch," November 30, 2012]
+
* [http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/30/voter-id-crusade-continues-into-2013-four-to-watch/ ''MSNBC.com'', "Voter ID crusade continues into 2013: Four to watch," November 30, 2012]
* [http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/29/3940721/kansas-vote-certified-amid-debate.html ''Associated Press'',"Kansas vote certified amid debate on voter ID law," November 29, 2012]
+
* [http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/29/3940721/kansas-vote-certified-amid-debate.html ''Associated Press'', "Kansas vote certified amid debate on voter ID law," November 29, 2012]
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/montana-voter-id_n_2212152.html ''The Huffington Post'',"Montana Voter ID Law Pushed By State Lawmaker," November 29, 2012]  
+
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/montana-voter-id_n_2212152.html ''The Huffington Post'', "Montana Voter ID Law Pushed By State Lawmaker," November 29, 2012]  
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-29/texas-voter-id-suit-may-await-related-high-court-ruling.html ''Bloomberg'',"Texas Voter ID Suit May Await Related High Court Ruling," November 29, 2012]
+
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-29/texas-voter-id-suit-may-await-related-high-court-ruling.html ''Bloomberg'', "Texas Voter ID Suit May Await Related High Court Ruling," November 29, 2012]
* [http://www.ohio.com/news/ohiocentric/ohio-voter-ids-won-t-see-change-1.353504 ''Associated Press'',"Ohio voter IDs won’t see change," November 27, 2012]
+
* [http://www.ohio.com/news/ohiocentric/ohio-voter-ids-won-t-see-change-1.353504 ''Associated Press'', "Ohio voter IDs won’t see change," November 27, 2012]
* [http://www.lvrj.com/news/miller-calls-for-voter-id-law-in-nevada-181034791.html ''Las Vegas Review-Journal'',"Miller calls for voter photo ID law in Nevada," November 27, 2012]
+
* [http://www.lvrj.com/news/miller-calls-for-voter-id-law-in-nevada-181034791.html ''Las Vegas Review-Journal'', "Miller calls for voter photo ID law in Nevada," November 27, 2012]
* [http://www.propublica.org/article/what-effect-if-any-did-voter-id-laws-have-on-the-election ''ProPublica'',"What Effect, If Any, Did Voter ID Laws Have on the Election?," November 15, 2012]  
+
* [http://www.propublica.org/article/what-effect-if-any-did-voter-id-laws-have-on-the-election ''ProPublica'', "What Effect, If Any, Did Voter ID Laws Have on the Election?," November 15, 2012]  
* [http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/nov/01/state-expands-hours-for-photo-ids-for-voters/ ''Associated Press'',"State expands hours for photo IDs for voters," November 1, 2012]
+
* [http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/nov/01/state-expands-hours-for-photo-ids-for-voters/ ''Associated Press'', "State expands hours for photo IDs for voters," November 1, 2012]
  
 
'''October 2012:'''
 
'''October 2012:'''
* [http://ca.news.yahoo.com/voter-suppression-affect-u-election-093059052.html ''CBC'',"Will new voter ID laws swing the U.S. election?," October 30, 2012]
+
* [http://ca.news.yahoo.com/voter-suppression-affect-u-election-093059052.html ''CBC'', "Will new voter ID laws swing the U.S. election?," October 30, 2012]
* [http://www.sos.mo.gov/news.asp?id=1135 ''Missouri Secretary of State'',"Carnahan clarifies ID requirements for Missouri: No change in acceptable identification from previous elections," October 25, 2012]
+
* [http://www.sos.mo.gov/news.asp?id=1135 ''Missouri Secretary of State'', "Carnahan clarifies ID requirements for Missouri: No change in acceptable identification from previous elections," October 25, 2012]
* [http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Tenn-to-appeal-voter-ID-ruling-over-library-card-3981564.php ''Associated Press'',"Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card," October 25, 2012]
+
* [http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Tenn-to-appeal-voter-ID-ruling-over-library-card-3981564.php ''Associated Press'', "Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card," October 25, 2012]
* [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82893.html?hp=r4 ''Politico'',"Voter ID laws to have smaller impact on election," October 25, 2012]
+
* [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82893.html?hp=r4 ''Politico'', "Voter ID laws to have smaller impact on election," October 25, 2012]
* [http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/The-Texan-behind-the-charge-for-voter-ID-laws-3967883.php ''The Houston Chronicle'',"The Texan behind the charge for voter ID laws," October 21, 2012]
+
* [http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/The-Texan-behind-the-charge-for-voter-ID-laws-3967883.php ''The Houston Chronicle'', "The Texan behind the charge for voter ID laws," October 21, 2012]
* [http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444868204578064890976575334.html?mod=rss_Politics_And_Policy ''The Wall Street Journal'',"Impact of States' Voter Laws Can Be Difficult to Identify," October 19, 2012]
+
* [http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444868204578064890976575334.html?mod=rss_Politics_And_Policy ''The Wall Street Journal'', "Impact of States' Voter Laws Can Be Difficult to Identify," October 19, 2012]
* [http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ELECTION_LEGAL_BATTLES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT ''Associated Press'',"Many strict election laws blocked or delayed," October 17, 2012]
+
* [http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ELECTION_LEGAL_BATTLES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT ''Associated Press'', "Many strict election laws blocked or delayed," October 17, 2012]
* [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/15/state-voting-laws-before-supreme-court/1635369/ ''USA Today'',"State voting-law cases test Supreme Court's politics," October 15, 2012]
+
* [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/15/state-voting-laws-before-supreme-court/1635369/ ''USA Today'', "State voting-law cases test Supreme Court's politics," October 15, 2012]
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-12/confusion-sown-in-pennsylvania-by-lingering-voter-id-ads.html?alcmpid=politics ''Bloomberg'',"Confusion Sown in Pennsylvania by Lingering Voter-ID Ads," October 11, 2012]
+
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-12/confusion-sown-in-pennsylvania-by-lingering-voter-id-ads.html?alcmpid=politics ''Bloomberg'', "Confusion Sown in Pennsylvania by Lingering Voter-ID Ads," October 11, 2012]
*[http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-10/south-carolina-voter-id-law-blocked-until-after-election ''Business Week'',"South Carolina Voter ID Law Blocked Until After Election," October 11, 2012]
+
*[http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-10/south-carolina-voter-id-law-blocked-until-after-election ''Business Week'', "South Carolina Voter ID Law Blocked Until After Election," October 11, 2012]
* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/sl-voter-id-battle-war.html ''Governing'',"Are Voter ID Critics Winning the Battle But Losing the War?," October 10, 2012]
+
* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/sl-voter-id-battle-war.html ''Governing'', "Are Voter ID Critics Winning the Battle But Losing the War?," October 10, 2012]
* [http://www.pewstates.org/research/analysis/voter-id-rolls-out-in-new-hampshire-85899421555 ''Pew Center on the States'',"Voter ID Rolls Out in New Hampshire," October 4, 2012]
+
* [http://www.pewstates.org/research/analysis/voter-id-rolls-out-in-new-hampshire-85899421555 ''Pew Center on the States'', "Voter ID Rolls Out in New Hampshire," October 4, 2012]
* [http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pa-voter-id-law-delay-prompts-outreach-shifts-656113/ ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'',"Pa. voter ID law delay prompts outreach shifts," October 4, 2012]
+
* [http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pa-voter-id-law-delay-prompts-outreach-shifts-656113/ ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'', "Pa. voter ID law delay prompts outreach shifts," October 4, 2012]
* [http://articles.philly.com/2012-10-03/news/34240210_1_voter-id-law-id-requirement-cast-provisional-ballots ''The Inquirer'',"Future of voter ID in other states is unclear," October 3, 2012]
+
* [http://articles.philly.com/2012-10-03/news/34240210_1_voter-id-law-id-requirement-cast-provisional-ballots ''The Inquirer'', "Future of voter ID in other states is unclear," October 3, 2012]
* [http://www.katc.com/news/new-id-laws-could-delay-outcome-of-close-election/ ''Associated Press'',"New ID laws could delay outcome of close election," October 3, 2012]
+
* [http://www.katc.com/news/new-id-laws-could-delay-outcome-of-close-election/ ''Associated Press'', "New ID laws could delay outcome of close election," October 3, 2012]
* [http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012310020046&adjusted=1&nclick_check=1 ''Clarion Ledger'',"No voter ID ruling before election," October 2, 2012]
+
* [http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012310020046&adjusted=1&nclick_check=1 ''Clarion Ledger'', "No voter ID ruling before election," October 2, 2012]
* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/mct-pa-voter-id-law-upheld.html ''Governing'',"Judge Halts Part of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law," October 2, 2012]
+
* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/mct-pa-voter-id-law-upheld.html ''Governing'', "Judge Halts Part of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law," October 2, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=40969 ''Election Law Blog'',"3 views on whether US states should require voter ID," October 2, 2012]
+
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=40969 ''Election Law Blog'', "3 views on whether US states should require voter ID," October 2, 2012]
  
 
'''September 2012:'''
 
'''September 2012:'''
* [http://www.sunherald.com/2012/09/30/4213751/as-election-day-looms-voter-id.html ''SunHerald.com'',"As Election Day looms, voter ID law critics seek out the unregistered," September 30, 2012]
+
* [http://www.sunherald.com/2012/09/30/4213751/as-election-day-looms-voter-id.html ''SunHerald.com'', "As Election Day looms, voter ID law critics seek out the unregistered," September 30, 2012]
* [http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/state-supreme-court-declines-to-take-up-voter-id-for-now-8371acv-171594631.html ''Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel'',"State Supreme Court declines to take up voter ID, for now," September 27, 2012]
+
* [http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/state-supreme-court-declines-to-take-up-voter-id-for-now-8371acv-171594631.html ''Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel'', "State Supreme Court declines to take up voter ID, for now," September 27, 2012]
* [http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120926/NEWS/309260172/Judge-rejects-challenge-Voter-ID-law?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1 ''The Tennessean'',"Judge rejects challenge to Voter ID law," September 26, 2012]
+
* [http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120926/NEWS/309260172/Judge-rejects-challenge-Voter-ID-law?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1 ''The Tennessean'', "Judge rejects challenge to Voter ID law," September 26, 2012]
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-25/pennsylvania-court-reconsiders-voter-id-availability.html ''Bloomberg'',"Pennsylvania Loosens Voter ID Card Requirements," September 25, 2012]
+
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-25/pennsylvania-court-reconsiders-voter-id-availability.html ''Bloomberg'', "Pennsylvania Loosens Voter ID Card Requirements," September 25, 2012]
* [http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/south_carolina_voter_id_laziness.php, ''TPM'',"South Carolina: Laziness Not An Excuse Under Voter ID Law," September 24, 2012]
+
* [http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/south_carolina_voter_id_laziness.php, ''TPM'', "South Carolina: Laziness Not An Excuse Under Voter ID Law," September 24, 2012]
* [http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x1241959446/Kansas-state-voter-ID-law-tested-in-August-primary ''The Joplin Globe'',"Kansas’ state voter ID law tested in August primary," September 21, 2012]
+
* [http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x1241959446/Kansas-state-voter-ID-law-tested-in-August-primary ''The Joplin Globe'', "Kansas’ state voter ID law tested in August primary," September 21, 2012]
* [http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2012/sep/20/backstory-voter-id-laws-and-2012-election/ ''WNYC'',"Backstory: Voter ID Laws and the 2012 Election," September 20, 2012]
+
* [http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2012/sep/20/backstory-voter-id-laws-and-2012-election/ ''WNYC'', "Backstory: Voter ID Laws and the 2012 Election," September 20, 2012]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/09/15/us/politics/New-York-Times-CBS-Poll-Results.html?ref=politics ''The New York Times'',"Latest New York Times/CBS News Poll," September 14, 2012]
+
* [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/09/15/us/politics/New-York-Times-CBS-Poll-Results.html?ref=politics ''The New York Times'', "Latest New York Times/CBS News Poll," September 14, 2012]
* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/mct-pa-supreme-court-weights-voter-law.html ''Governing'',"Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighs Fate of Voter ID Law," September 14, 2012]
+
* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/mct-pa-supreme-court-weights-voter-law.html ''Governing'', "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighs Fate of Voter ID Law," September 14, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=40169 ''Election Law Blog'',"Early Press Reports Suggest PA Voter ID May Be Blocked for November, At Least," September 13, 2012]
+
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=40169 ''Election Law Blog'', "Early Press Reports Suggest PA Voter ID May Be Blocked for November, At Least," September 13, 2012]
* [http://www.npr.org/2012/09/10/160899032/id-laws-bring-new-attention-to-voting-rights-act ''NPR'',"ID Laws Bring New Attention To Voting Rights Act," September 10, 2012]
+
* [http://www.npr.org/2012/09/10/160899032/id-laws-bring-new-attention-to-voting-rights-act ''NPR'', "ID Laws Bring New Attention To Voting Rights Act," September 10, 2012]
* [http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/09/voter_id_law_set_for_review_by.html ''The Patriot-News'',"Voter ID law set for review by state Supreme Court," September 9, 2012]
+
* [http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/09/voter_id_law_set_for_review_by.html ''The Patriot-News'', "Voter ID law set for review by state Supreme Court," September 9, 2012]
* [http://news.yahoo.com/constitution-check-constitutionality-voter-id-laws-already-settled-100205689.html ''National Constitution Center'',"Constitution Check: Is the constitutionality of voter ID laws already settled?," September 6, 2012]
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* [http://news.yahoo.com/constitution-check-constitutionality-voter-id-laws-already-settled-100205689.html ''National Constitution Center'', "Constitution Check: Is the constitutionality of voter ID laws already settled?," September 6, 2012]
* [http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20120905-cost-of-legal-fight-over-voter-id-redistricting-tops-2-million.ece ''The Dallas Morning News'',"Cost of legal fight over voter ID, redistricting tops $2 million," September 5, 2012]
+
* [http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20120905-cost-of-legal-fight-over-voter-id-redistricting-tops-2-million.ece ''The Dallas Morning News'', "Cost of legal fight over voter ID, redistricting tops $2 million," September 5, 2012]
  
 
'''August 2012:'''
 
'''August 2012:'''
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rejected-voter-id-law-maps-ruled-discriminatory-not-deterring-texas-republicans/2012/08/31/5ab21100-f3bf-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html ''The Washington Post'',"Rejected voter ID law, maps ruled discriminatory not deterring Texas Republicans," August 31, 2012]
+
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rejected-voter-id-law-maps-ruled-discriminatory-not-deterring-texas-republicans/2012/08/31/5ab21100-f3bf-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html ''The Washington Post'', "Rejected voter ID law, maps ruled discriminatory not deterring Texas Republicans," August 31, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=39442 ''Election Law Blog'',"Texas Voter ID Roundup," August 31, 2012]
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* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=39442 ''Election Law Blog'', "Texas Voter ID Roundup," August 31, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=39416 ''Election Law Blog'',"“Judges Question Whether South Carolina’s Voter ID Law Is Ready For Primetime”," August 30, 2012]
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* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=39416 ''Election Law Blog'', "“Judges Question Whether South Carolina’s Voter ID Law Is Ready For Primetime”," August 30, 2012]
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-30/texas-can-t-enforce-voter-photo-id-law-u-s-court-rules.html ''Bloomberg'',"Texas Election Maps to Be Debated After ID Law Rejected," August 30, 2012]
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* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-30/texas-can-t-enforce-voter-photo-id-law-u-s-court-rules.html ''Bloomberg'', "Texas Election Maps to Be Debated After ID Law Rejected," August 30, 2012]
* [http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/amid-lawsuits-and-controversy-states-prepare-for-voter-id-85899414494 ''Stateline'',"Amid Lawsuits and Controversy, States Prepare for Voter ID," August 30, 2012]
+
* [http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/amid-lawsuits-and-controversy-states-prepare-for-voter-id-85899414494 ''Stateline'', "Amid Lawsuits and Controversy, States Prepare for Voter ID," August 30, 2012]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/court-blocks-tough-voter-id-law-in-texas.html?_r=2&hp ''The New York Times'',"Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact," August 30, 2012]
+
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/court-blocks-tough-voter-id-law-in-texas.html?_r=2&hp ''The New York Times'', "Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact," August 30, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=39255 ''Election Law Blog'',"More on the Problem of Local Discretion in Administering Voter ID Laws," August 28, 2012]
+
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=39255 ''Election Law Blog'', "More on the Problem of Local Discretion in Administering Voter ID Laws," August 28, 2012]
* [http://articles.philly.com/2012-08-28/news/33451680_1_id-card-ids-with-expiration-dates-new-voter-id-law ''The Philadelphia Inquirer'',"New nondriver photo ID card is unveiled," August 28, 2012]
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* [http://articles.philly.com/2012-08-28/news/33451680_1_id-card-ids-with-expiration-dates-new-voter-id-law ''The Philadelphia Inquirer'', "New nondriver photo ID card is unveiled," August 28, 2012]
* [http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/justice_department_approves_virginia_voter_id_law.php ''TPM'',"Justice Department Approves Va. Voter ID Law," August 20, 2012]
+
* [http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/justice_department_approves_virginia_voter_id_law.php ''TPM'', "Justice Department Approves Va. Voter ID Law," August 20, 2012]
*[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443343704577553103036704574.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet ''Wall Street Journal'',"A Voter ID Victory," August 17, 2012]
+
*[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443343704577553103036704574.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet ''Wall Street Journal'', "A Voter ID Victory," August 17, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=38716 ''Election Law Blog'',"More Troubles with How the Pa. Voter ID Law Will Be Enforced," August 17, 2012]
+
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=38716 ''Election Law Blog'', "More Troubles with How the Pa. Voter ID Law Will Be Enforced," August 17, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=38409 ''Election Law Blog'',"Judges split on ruling in S. Carolina voter ID case," August 11, 2012]
+
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=38409 ''Election Law Blog'', "Judges split on ruling in S. Carolina voter ID case," August 11, 2012]
*[http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/three-republican-appointed-judges-to-hear-south-carolina ''TPM'',"Republican-Leaning Panel To Hear S.C. Voter ID Case On Aug. 27," August 7, 2012]
+
*[http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/three-republican-appointed-judges-to-hear-south-carolina ''TPM'', "Republican-Leaning Panel To Hear S.C. Voter ID Case On Aug. 27," August 7, 2012]
* [http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/closing-arguments-in-voter-id-case-conclude-647337/ ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'',"Closing arguments conclude in case over Pennsylvania's voter ID law," August 2, 2012]
+
* [http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/closing-arguments-in-voter-id-case-conclude-647337/ ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'', "Closing arguments conclude in case over Pennsylvania's voter ID law," August 2, 2012]
  
 
'''July 2012:'''
 
'''July 2012:'''
* [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/79103.html ''Politico'',"Voter ID laws could swing states," July 30, 2012]
+
* [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/79103.html ''Politico'', "Voter ID laws could swing states," July 30, 2012]
* [http://www.mcall.com/news/local/elections/mc-pa-voter-id-supreme-court-20120727,0,5975321,full.story ''The Morning Call'',"Controversial measure is in hands of judge with Valley ties," July 28, 2012]
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* [http://www.mcall.com/news/local/elections/mc-pa-voter-id-supreme-court-20120727,0,5975321,full.story ''The Morning Call'', "Controversial measure is in hands of judge with Valley ties," July 28, 2012]
* [http://www.theroot.com/views/voter-id-story?wpisrc=root_lightbox ''The Root'',"Déjà Vu in Texas Voter-ID Fight," July 25, 2012]
+
* [http://www.theroot.com/views/voter-id-story?wpisrc=root_lightbox ''The Root'', "Déjà Vu in Texas Voter-ID Fight," July 25, 2012]
* [http://www.thenation.com/blog/169035/pennsylvania-voter-id-law-goes-court# ''The Nation'',"Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Goes to Court," July 24, 2012]
+
* [http://www.thenation.com/blog/169035/pennsylvania-voter-id-law-goes-court# ''The Nation'', "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Goes to Court," July 24, 2012]
* [http://www.propublica.org/article/everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-voter-id-laws ''ProPublica'',"Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Voter ID Laws," July 23, 2012]
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* [http://www.propublica.org/article/everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-voter-id-laws ''ProPublica'', "Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Voter ID Laws," July 23, 2012]
*[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/second-judge-rejects-state-voter-id-law-ea65kqh-162799866.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'',"Second judge rejects state voter ID law," July 17, 2012]
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*[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/second-judge-rejects-state-voter-id-law-ea65kqh-162799866.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'', "Second judge rejects state voter ID law," July 17, 2012]
* [http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20120715/NEWS02/307150005/States-actions-voter-ID-laws-stoke-debate?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p ''Montgomery Advertiser'',"States' actions on voter ID laws stoke debate," July 14, 2012]
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* [http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20120715/NEWS02/307150005/States-actions-voter-ID-laws-stoke-debate?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p ''Montgomery Advertiser'', "States' actions on voter ID laws stoke debate," July 14, 2012]
* [http://www.rollcall.com/issues/58_4/Judges-Will-Rule-on-Texas-Voter-ID-216071-1.html?pos=hln ''Roll Coll'',"Judges Will Rule on Texas Voter ID," July 12, 2012]
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* [http://www.rollcall.com/issues/58_4/Judges-Will-Rule-on-Texas-Voter-ID-216071-1.html?pos=hln ''Roll Coll'', "Judges Will Rule on Texas Voter ID," July 12, 2012]
* [http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Texas-officials-argue-voter-ID-law-is-necessary-3694337.php ''Houston Chronicle'',"Texas officials argue voter ID law is necessary," July 9, 2012]
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* [http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Texas-officials-argue-voter-ID-law-is-necessary-3694337.php ''Houston Chronicle'', "Texas officials argue voter ID law is necessary," July 9, 2012]
* [http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-07-06/pennsylvania-voter-id-law-may-bar-9-percent-from-presidential-election ''Bloomberg Business Week'',"Pennsylvania Voter ID Law May Bar 9% From Presidential Election," July 6, 2012]
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* [http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-07-06/pennsylvania-voter-id-law-may-bar-9-percent-from-presidential-election ''Bloomberg Business Week'', "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law May Bar 9% From Presidential Election," July 6, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=36470 ''Election Law Blog'',"Voter ID Law May Hit More in Pa. Than Originally Estimated," July 4, 2012]
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* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=36470 ''Election Law Blog'', "Voter ID Law May Hit More in Pa. Than Originally Estimated," July 4, 2012]
* [http://www.thestate.com/2012/07/03/2340555/new-schedule-tightens-window-to.html ''The State'',"Court schedule tightens window for new SC voter ID," July 3, 2012]
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* [http://www.thestate.com/2012/07/03/2340555/new-schedule-tightens-window-to.html ''The State'', "Court schedule tightens window for new SC voter ID," July 3, 2012]
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=36446 ''Election Law Blog'',"Michigan Gov. Snyder Vetoes Some Controversial Election Bills," July 3, 2012]
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* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=36446 ''Election Law Blog'', "Michigan Gov. Snyder Vetoes Some Controversial Election Bills," July 3, 2012]
* [http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/161025795.html ''Star Tribune'',"Missouri offers tutorial for Minnesota in photo ID battle," July 2, 2012]  
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* [http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/161025795.html ''Star Tribune'', "Missouri offers tutorial for Minnesota in photo ID battle," July 2, 2012]  
* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=36396 ''Election Law Blog'',"DOJ Rejects South Carolina Photo ID — Again," July 2, 2012]
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* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=36396 ''Election Law Blog'', "DOJ Rejects South Carolina Photo ID — Again," July 2, 2012]
  
 
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* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=36325 ''Election Law Blog'',"The Other Other Supreme Court Case: Arizona Voter Registration," June 28, 2012]
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* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=36325 ''Election Law Blog'', "The Other Other Supreme Court Case: Arizona Voter Registration," June 28, 2012]
* [http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120627/NEWS06/706289983 Legislature overrides ''Union Leader'',"Lynch veto on voter ID," June 27, 2012]
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* [http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120627/NEWS06/706289983 Legislature overrides ''Union Leader'', "Lynch veto on voter ID," June 27, 2012]
* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/mct-minnesota-supreme-court-to-rule-on-voter-id-ballot.html ''Governing'',"Minnesota Supreme Court to Rule on Voter ID Ballot Question," June 8, 2012]
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* [http://www.governing.com/news/state/mct-minnesota-supreme-court-to-rule-on-voter-id-ballot.html ''Governing'', "Minnesota Supreme Court to Rule on Voter ID Ballot Question," June 8, 2012]
* [http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-another-real-id-implementation-deadline-passes.html ''Governing'',"Another REAL ID Deadline Bites the Dust," June 2012]
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* [http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-another-real-id-implementation-deadline-passes.html ''Governing'', "Another REAL ID Deadline Bites the Dust," June 2012]
  
 
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* [http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120530/NEWS/205300371/-1/NEWSMAP ''Associated Press'',"N.H. voter ID bill momentum picking up with negotiations," May 30, 2012]
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* [http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120530/NEWS/205300371/-1/NEWSMAP ''Associated Press'', "N.H. voter ID bill momentum picking up with negotiations," May 30, 2012]
* [http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/polinaut/archive/2012/05/voter_id_oppone.shtml ''Minnesota Public Radio'',"Voter ID opponents file lawsuit," May 30, 2012]
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* [http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/polinaut/archive/2012/05/voter_id_oppone.shtml ''Minnesota Public Radio'', "Voter ID opponents file lawsuit," May 30, 2012]
* [http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/abbott-drops-opposition-to-depositions-in-voter-id-2370530.html ''American Statesman'',"Abbott drops opposition to depositions in voter ID case," May 22, 2012]
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* [http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/abbott-drops-opposition-to-depositions-in-voter-id-2370530.html ''American Statesman'', "Abbott drops opposition to depositions in voter ID case," May 22, 2012]
* [http://www.wina.com/pages/13177570.php? ''WINA'',"Virginia Governor Signs Voter ID Legislation," May 20, 2012]
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* [http://www.wina.com/pages/13177570.php? ''WINA'', "Virginia Governor Signs Voter ID Legislation," May 20, 2012]
* [http://hamptonroads.com.nyud.net/2012/05/mcdonnell-sign-voter-id-law-issue-new-cards ''The Virginian-Pilot'',"Governor signs bill to send ID cards to registered voters," May 19, 2012]
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* [http://hamptonroads.com.nyud.net/2012/05/mcdonnell-sign-voter-id-law-issue-new-cards ''The Virginian-Pilot'', "Governor signs bill to send ID cards to registered voters," May 19, 2012]
* [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/75849.html ''The Post & Courier'',"Jury is out on states’ voter ID laws," May 2, 2012]
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* [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/75849.html ''The Post & Courier'', "Jury is out on states’ voter ID laws," May 2, 2012]
* [http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Pew_Upgrading_Voter_Registration.pdf ''Pew Center on the States'',"Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient: Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade," 2012]
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* [http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Pew_Upgrading_Voter_Registration.pdf ''Pew Center on the States'', "Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient: Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade," 2012]
  
 
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* [http://electionlawblog.org/?p=46784 ''Election Law Blog'',"If the Court Strikes Down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act: An Online Reuters Symposium," January 30, 2013]
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Revision as of 07:46, 7 April 2014

Voter ID Laws are laws in each state that may require a voter to show government issued photo identification at the polling places. All states must meet the minimum requirement set by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) which requires photo ID for those who register by mail and did not provide identification. However, some states have stricter requirements set by state law.[1]

Voter ID by the numbers
20 states require photo ID
14 states have non-photo requirements
Read about pending voter ID laws and lawsuits here.
Click on a tab below for more details

In general, valid forms of photo ID often include:

  • a valid driver's license
  • military ID
  • a state identification card
  • United States passport
  • student identification

If valid ID is not provided, most states issue a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are usually counted once a voter's eligibility is confirmed. Some states require that confirmation be provided within a particular time frame following the election. Make sure to check your state for specific details.

(last updated March 26, 2014)

For the purposes of this page, we assessed each state's laws by categorizing them into two broad groups: whether the state does or does not require photo IDs on election day at polling locations.

Some states do require photo IDs in particular situations but not in general (first time voters, for example). On the tab called "Details by state" you'll find more information about upcoming changes in state laws, pending legislation and links to state documents that outline details about what is considered a valid form of identification.


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State Brief summary Link for specific details
Alabama All voters are required to provide identification. This includes photo and non-photo identification.

Note: Starting with the June 2014 primaries, each voter will be required to provide a valid photo ID. A 2011 voter photo ID law went into effect after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act on June 25, 2013, no longer requiring certain states to seek pre-approval for changes in voting laws.[2] Attorney General Luther Strange said the Secretary of State’s Office is in the process of developing rules for a new free voter ID.[3]

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Alaska All voters are required to provide identification. This includes photo and non-photo identification. Link
Arizona All voters are required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The voter must announce his/her name, place of residence and present photo identification.

Note: Proposition 200, approved by voters in 2004, required voters to present evidence of U.S. citizenship prior to voting. The state's law was reviewed by the United States Supreme Court the week of March 18, 2013. (Case name: Arizona vs. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.)[4][5] On June 17, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot require proof of citizenship in cases of voter registration for federal elections unless the state receives federal or court approval to do so. The court ruled 7-2. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented. The current federal form asks if registering voters are citizens but does not require proof.[6][7]

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Arkansas All voters are required to provide state or federal photo identification, such as a driver's license, U.S. passport, state or federal employee badge, military ID, college ID or concealed carry permit.

Note: On March 19, 2013 the Arkansas Senate sent a voter-ID bill (SB 2) to Gov. Mike Beebe for final approval. The Senate voted 22-12 in agreement with a House amendment to the measure. According to reports, the governor planned to wait for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to respond to a lawmaker's question about the constitutionality of the bill. Prior to the Senate's vote the Senate Rules Committee issued a non-binding advisory opinion that the Senate had previously not properly passed the bill. The committee said that because SB 2 would alter the Arkansas Constitution it would require a 2/3 vote approval. The advisory opinion was rejected by the full Senate.[8] On March 25, 2013, Gov. Beebe rejected the bill, claiming it "unnecessarily restricts and impairs our citizens' right to vote." Beebe also noted that the implementation costs would rise to $300,000.[9] On March 27, 2013 the Arkansas Senate voted 21-12, along party lines, to override the governor's veto.[10] On April 1, 2013 the Arkansas House of Representatives voted 52-45 in agreement with the Arkansas Senate to override Gov. Beebe's veto.[11][12] The new law took effect January 1, 2014.[13]

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California All voters are required to provide a driver's license number or state identification number. If voters do not have a driver's license or state ID, they may use the last four digits of their social security card. If they also do not have a social security card number, the state will assign a unique number which may be used for voting purposes. Link
Colorado All voters are required to provide identification. This includes photo and non-photo identification. Link
Connecticut First-time voters are required to present identification. Valid identification includes photo ID that features voter's name and address or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows voter's name and address. Link
Delaware Valid identification includes photo ID, utility bill, paycheck or any other government document featuring voter's name and address. Link
Florida At the polls, valid photo identification with a signature is required. If photo identification does not contain a signature, voters will be asked for additional identification that does include a signature. Link
Georgia Voters must present photo identification in order to vote. Valid photo ID includes a driver's license, state ID card, tribal ID card, United States passport, employee ID card, military ID card, or a Voter ID card issued by the voter's county registrar's office.[14] Link
Hawaii In order to vote, voters must present valid photo ID with a signature. Additionally, voters will be asked to sign a poll book to record that they voted at the polling place. Voter Registration Notice is NOT an acceptable form of identification. Link
Idaho In order to vote, voters must present valid photo identification. Valid photo ID includes: an Idaho driver's license or ID card, a U.S. passport or federal ID card, a tribal photo ID card and a student ID card, as long as the ID has a photo and is from an institution in Idaho. If a voter is unable to show an acceptable ID, the voter is given the option to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit. On the Affidavit, the voter swears to his/her identity under penalty of perjury. After signing the affidavit, the voter will be issued a regular ballot.[15] Link
Illinois Two forms of identification are needed, with at least one showing the voter's address. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo ID. Voters using Early Voting must provide a photo ID, such as an Illinois driver's license, state ID card or a U.S. passport.[16] Link
Indiana All voters are required to provide government-issued photo identification to vote. The name on the ID must conform to the voter registration record, which means the names must match to a reasonable extent. The ID must have an expiration date and either be current or have expired after the date of the last election and must have been issued by the state of Indiana or the U.S. government.[17] Link
Iowa No photo ID is required to vote. However, photo IDs are required for election day registrants. Link
Kansas The Kansas Secure and Fair Elections Act (S.A.F.E.) was signed into law on April 18, 2011 by Gov. Sam Brownback. Starting January 1, 2012, Kansas voters are required to show photo ID when voting in person. When voting by mail, voters are required to have their signature verified and include a copy of a valid photo ID. As of January 1, 2013, persons registering to vote for the first time must prove U.S. citizenship. Link
Kentucky Voters are required to produce identification before voting. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification. Election officers can also confirm the identity of a voter by personal acquaintance.[18] Link
Louisiana Voters must present one of the following: a driver's license, a Louisiana special ID, or other generally recognized picture ID that contains a voter's name and signature. If a photo ID is not presented, a utility bill, payroll check or other government document that includes a voter's name and address can be presented. However, such voters also have to sign an affidavit. Link
Maine According to Maine's "Voter Rights," registered voters in Maine are not required to show ID to get a ballot. 21-A MRSA §§111 and 671. Link
Maryland In general, most voters meet the necessary HAVA requirements during registration. Identification at the polls is usually only requested for voters who do not have a driver's license, state ID card, or social security card and who submitted their voter registration applications by mail after January 1, 2006; and those voters who registered to vote by mail between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2005 and have not yet voted for the first time. Link
Massachusetts Voters must present valid identification which must include the voter's name and address. Link
Michigan Each voter must show a photo ID. A voter's photo ID does not need to have your address on it. Voters without photo ID may sign an affidavit attesting that they are not in possession of photo identification. Link
Minnesota Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification. Link
Mississippi Government-issued photo identification is required. If a voter lacks photo ID, he or she may obtain one at no cost from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.[19]
Note: Mississippi's 2011 voter ID amendment required an implementing statute and faced USDOJ pre-clearance, before it could take effect. In October 2012, the justice department requested additional information about the law. Mississippi voters, therefore, did not have to show proof of identification to vote in the November 6, 2012 elections.[20] In late January 2013, proposed administration rules for the new voter photo identification rules were submitted to the USDOJ for approval. According to reports, the rules allow for voters who lack an acceptable photo ID to obtain a free voter photo ID card by presenting the same identification materials accepted when a person registers to vote.[21] Since Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act was overturned by the United States Supreme Court on July 25, 2013, federal pre-approval is no longer required, allowing the 2011 voter ID amendment to go into effect.[22] Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said the new photo ID requirements would not take effect until June 2014, as the state did not have time to issue every voter an ID by the November 2013 elections.[23]
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Missouri Pursuant to Section 115.427, RSMO Supp. 2006, before receiving a ballot, voters are required to establish their identity and eligibility to vote. Valid forms of ID include: federal or state issued IDs, a copy of a current utility bill or bank statement, or a driver's license or state identification card issued by another state. If a voter does not possess valid identification, they may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges (one from each major political party) verify that they know the voter. (Missouri Secretary of State: Voter ID requirements) Link
Montana Voters are required to present identification prior to receiving a ballot. If you do not have a photo ID, you can provide a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter confirmation notice, government check or other government document that shows your name and current address. Link
Nebraska Only first-time voters who registered by mail and did not provide identification at that time must show identification in order to vote.[24] Link
Nevada NRS 293.277. If a person's name appears in the election board register the person is entitled to vote. Voters must sign their name in the election board register at the polling place. The signature must be compared with the signature on a person's original application to vote or another form of identification. Other forms of identification include: a driver's license, a state identification card, military identification or another government-issued ID. Link
New Hampshire Note: On June 27, 2012 the New Hampshire State Senate and House of Representatives voted to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 289. The Senate voted 18-5, while the House voted 231-112. The two-thirds requirement to override the governor's veto was met. Both re-introduced and approved an amended version of House Bill 1354. The governor has five days from June 27 to sign, veto or let HB 1354 become law without his signature. The bill would require people to present photo identification when voting. Those who do not have a photo ID can vote a valid ballot after executing an affidavit right there at the polls.[25] Before implementation, the new law requires DOJ clearance.[26] New Hampshire debuted the new voter identification law in the September 2012 primaries. However, voters could still cast a ballot without an ID. For the November 2012 elections, voters could cast ballots without ID but they had to sign an affidavit. After the election, the attorney general's office planned to contact each person who signed an affidavit to verify the identity of the voter.[27] Link
New Jersey If identification was not provided at the time of registering to vote or if the identification information could not be verified, a voter must show identification at the polling place. Identification includes: any current and valid photo ID or bank statement, car registration, government check or document, etc. Link
New Mexico Voters are asked for their ID if they are first time New Mexico voters who mailed in their registration application and did not provide verification of their identification. Link
New York Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification. Link
North Carolina Voters are asked for their ID if they are first time voters who mailed in their registration application and did not provide verification of their identification.
Note: On July 25, 2013 the North Carolina legislature passed a new voter ID law. The law "limits the kind of identification that voters can use at the polls to a North Carolina driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, a military ID, or a U.S. passport." According to the law, out of state licenses will only work for voters that have moved into the state within 60 days of the election. College IDs are not valid forms of identification. The approved bill also cut early voting.[28][29][30] Governor Pat McCrory (R) signed the bill into law on August 12, 2013.[31] Parts of the law take effect in 2014, although primary photo ID requirements will not take effect until the 2016 elections.[31][32] Two lawsuits were filed after the governor signed the bill, alleging that it discriminated against minority groups.[33] On September 30, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice also sued the state over the new photo ID law, charging that the law's new limits on voting discriminated against minorities and thus violated the Voting Rights Act.[34] As of January 2, 2014, North Carolina residents who do not have valid forms of photo identification may apply for a free ID card at any North Carolina DMV.[35]
North Carolina was the first state to approve a voter ID law since the Supreme Court June 2013 ruling, where the high court struck down portions of the federal Voting Rights Act.[28]
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North Dakota Voters must present identification before voting. Identification must include the voter's name, residential address and date of birth. More than one form of identification may be used if necessary. Valid forms of identification when voting at a polling place include a driver's license, state ID card, tribal ID card, student ID card from a North Dakota college or university or a long term care facility ID card from a North Dakota care facility. If voting absentee or by mail, a U.S. passport, military ID or attester may also be used. If using an attester, the attester must provide one of the valid forms of identification already listed and sign the absentee or mail-in ballot to attest to the voter's North Dakota residency and eligibility to vote.[36]
Note: On April 6, 2013 the North Dakota State Senate approved a voter identification bill that eliminated the voter affidavit process and required identification from voters. House Bill 1332 passed by a 30-16 vote.[37][38] On April 12, 2013 the House voted 68-24 to pass the bill, and on April 19, 2013 it was signed into law.[39][40]
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Ohio On election day at the polling place, Ohio law requires that every voter announce his or her full name and current address. Additionally, voters must provide proof of their identity. A photo ID is not required. Link
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Question 746, approved in 2010, requires every voter to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. Valid forms of identification are required to contain the name of the voter, a photograph and an expiration date that is after the date of the election. Link
Oregon Voting is done by mail in Oregon. When registering to vote, voters must provide their driver's license or state ID card.[41] Link
Pennsylvania First-time voters must show proof of identification. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification.[42]
Note: A law requiring all Pennsylvania voters to show photo ID in order to vote was signed by Governor Tom Corbett in March 2012.[43] On July 25, 2012 the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court heard a challenge of the law from the ACLU and other voting rights groups.[44] On August 16, 2012 Judge Robert Simpson threw out the ACLU challenge.[45] Supporters and opponents next argued the validity of the voter ID law before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on September 13, 2012.[46] On September 18, 2012 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 4-2 per curiam (unsigned) decision that sent the case back to the trial court for more fact finding.[47][48] The state's high court asked the trial court "to ensure there is 'liberal access' to new voting-only IDs and there will be 'no disenfranchisement' of voters on Nov. 6."[49] In response to the fact finding mission, a judge ruled that for the most part the Pennsylvania voter ID law could remain intact for the November 6, 2012 elections.[50] However, a narrow injunction allowed those without IDs to cast a ballot.[51] The state's voter ID rule was also not enforced for the May 2013 primary.[52] On January 17, 2014, Judge Bernard McGinley of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down the requirement that all voters must show photo ID to vote, claiming that part of the law was unconstitutional because it lacked a way to give voters liberal access to voter photo IDs. These photo IDs had to be obtained through Department of Transportation licensing centers, of which there are only 71 across the state, many with limited hours. Judge McGinley wrote this was an inconvenience to voters and could easily disenfranchise them. The ruling did not strike down the entire law, but it did prohibit the state from enforcing the photo ID requirement.[53] On January 27, 2014 lawyers on behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett filed a request that Judge Bernard McGinley reconsider his ruling to strike down the voter ID requirement.[54]
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Rhode Island Identification is required at the polls. If a voter is unable to present photo ID they can use certain non-photo IDs. The ID must include your name and address. Additionally, the identification must be dated since November 2, 2010, unless the document is of permanent nature (such as a birth certificate or social security card). In such cases, only a name is required to appear on the identification. Link
South Carolina All voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. This includes a state driver's license, identification card, voter registration card that contains a photo, federal military ID or a U.S. passport. Voters can get a free photo ID from their county voter registration office by providing their name, date of birth and the last four digits of their social security number.[55]
Note: South Carolina’s current photo ID law was first sent for pre-clearance to the U.S. Department of Justice in 2011 and was denied. Though the state applied for reconsideration, it was again denied pre-clearance on June 29, 2012.[56][57] South Carolina then took the law to court, and in October of 2012, a panel of federal judges blocked the law for the November 6, 2012 election, saying that given the short time left before the election, the law put a burden on minority voters that violated the Voting Rights Act. However, the judges also said there was nothing inherently discriminatory about the law and that it could be utilized in elections after 2012.[58] Thus, South Carolina’s photo ID law took effect January 1, 2013.[59]
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South Dakota All first time voters must show proof of identification. Approved forms of photo identification include: South Dakota driver’s license or nondriver ID card, U.S. government photo ID, U.S. Armed Forces ID, student photo ID from a South Dakota high school or South Dakota accredited institution of higher education or Tribal photo ID. If you do not have a photo ID, you can sign a personal identification affidavit. Link
Tennessee At polling places, voters must show government-issued photo identification. Valid forms of ID do not include student ID cards from state universities.
Note: Tennessee's voter ID law has been scrutinized by several courts. On September 26, 2012 a judge ruled that Tennessee's voter ID law did not violate the state constitution.[60][61] On October 25, 2012, the Court of Appeals upheld Tennessee's voter ID law as well, though the court did issue an order requiring state officials to accept Memphis library cards as government-issued photo identification. State officials announced plans to appeal the ruling over the library card, arguing that library IDs were not valid because they were not issued by the state government.[62] On February 6, 2013 the Tennessee Supreme Court was asked to decide whether the state’s voter ID law deprived people of the right to vote, if safeguards should be implemented to prevent election fraud and if a city-issued photo library card could be used as identification to vote.[63] On April 24, 2013 Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill that required photo identification issued by the state of Tennessee or United States to vote, which made library cards and photo IDs issued by other states invalid. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered that Memphis Public Library photo IDs be accepted until the court's final ruling.[64][65] In August of 2013, before the Tennessee Supreme Court issued their final ruling, the Tennessee Green Party filed a federal lawsuit attempting to get rid of Tennessee's voter ID law, claiming it was unconstitutional and unfair to minority voters.[66] The Tennessee Supreme Court issued their final ruling on the voter ID law on October 17, 2013, upholding the law and allowing the legislature to block the use of library cards as valid photo IDs.[67]
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Texas At polling places, voters must show government-issued photo identification as well as a voter registration certificate, which is obtained after registering to vote. Additionally, all voters who registered to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver's license number, personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the last four digits of their social security number.

Note: Before Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was overturned on June 25, 2013, Texas's photo ID law, SB14, required pre-clearance by the U.S. Department of Justice before going into effect. Pre-clearance was denied on March 13, 2012, and a lawsuit was subsequently filed by the state.[68][69] On August 30, 2012, a three-judge panel in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia unanimously struck down the SB14 voter ID law. The court ruled that the law would hurt minority voter turnout and impose strict burdens on the poor.[70] The state filed a lawsuit against the ruling, and on December 17, 2012 a federal court deferred those proceedings until the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on whether part of the Voting Rights Act was constitutional.[71] The Supreme Court overturned the Voting Rights Act in June 2013, allowing Texas's SB14 voter ID law to immediately take effect, as the state was no longer required to get pre-clearance for changes to election laws.[72] On August 22, 2013 the U.S. Department of Justice sued Texas over the SB14 voter ID law, using a different section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to claim that the law would result in "denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.”[73] The opening arguments for the case will begin in September of 2014.[74]

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Utah At the polling place, voters can either present a form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter or two forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence of the voter’s residence. Link
Vermont Only first time voters who registered by mail are required to show identification in order to vote. Link
Virginia For persons who registered to vote in Virginia by mail, federal law requires them to show identification when voting for the first time in a federal election if they did not send a copy of one of these IDs with their voter registration applications. Virginia law requires all other voters to provide identification at the polls, or sign an Affirmation of Identity under felony penalty, in order to vote at the polls.
Note: On May 20, 2012 Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation that requires someone without identification to vote provisionally. This would eliminate the Affirmation of Identity. According to reports, the U.S. Justice Department must determine whether Virginia's new law is constitutional. On August 20, 2012 the Justice Department approved the voter ID changes.[75] On February 20, 2013 the Virginia House approved a strict photo identification bill with a vote of 65-30. The bill would require all voters to present photo identification to cast a ballot. Voters without photo identification would be required to cast a provisional ballot that would only be counted if proper identification was displayed by noon on the Friday following the election.[76] On March 26, 2013 Gov. McDonnell signed the bill into law. The new law goes into effect for 2014 elections.[77]
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Washington Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification. Link
West Virginia First-time voters who registered by mail must provide identification to vote. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification. Link
Wisconsin Photo ID is not currently required in Wisconsin.
Note: On March 6 and March 12, 2012, two separate judges issued injunctions preventing the Government Accountability Board from enforcing photo ID requirements in 2011 Act 23. The Wisconsin Department of Justice appealed those injunctions and the appeals have been certified to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which on April 16 sent them back to the respective Courts of Appeals. In mid-July 2012, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan ruled that "the state's requirement that all voters show photo ID at the polls creates a 'substantial impairment of the right to vote' guaranteed by the state constitution." An appeal was filed, although the court was not expected to rule until after November 2012. This means that photo IDs will not be required at the polls in the August 14 primary and November 6 election.[78] On September 27, 2012, the Wisconsin Supreme Court declined to take the case, for the time being. The high court said that if it were to review the law, it would hear arguments from both cases at the same time. Following the court's decision, an initial appeal brief was filed in one of the cases.[79] On January 14, 2013, the Wisconsin Supreme Court again refused to take the case.[80] On May 30, 2013 a state appeals court overturned the Dane County Circuit Court Judge Flanagan's ruling. However, the voter ID requirement remains blocked because it remains pending in another case.[81] In November of 2013, a federal judge reviewed the case. The decision is expected in early 2014.[82]
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Wyoming Photo and non-photo identification is acceptable in Wyoming. Identification should include the voter's name and address. Valid ID includes: photo IDs, United States passport, identification card from a state university, social security card, current utility bill, current bank statement, etc. Link

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  1. National Conference of State Legislatures, "Voter Identification Requirements," accessed December 27, 2011
  2. AL.com, "Alabama photo voter ID law to be used in 2014, state officials say," June 25, 2013
  3. AL.com, "State has yet to seek preclearance of photo voter ID law approved in 2011," June 12, 2013
  4. The Republic, "Supreme Court to weigh Arizona's voter-ID law," March 17, 2013
  5. KMBZ, "Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Arizona Voter ID Law," March 17, 2013
  6. Yahoo News, "Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law," June 17, 2013
  7. Huffington Post, "Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter Registration Citizenship Requirement," June 17, 2013
  8. Arkansas News Bureau, "UPDATE Senate sends voter ID bill to governor," March 19, 2013
  9. CNN, "Arkansas governor rejects voter ID measure," March 25, 2013
  10. Associated Press, "Arkansas Senate overrides veto of voter ID bill," March 27, 2013
  11. Associated Press, "Arkansas: Veto of Voter ID Law Is Overridden," April 1, 2013
  12. Associated Press, "Arkansas' GOP-led Legislature passes voter ID law," April 1, 2013
  13. Arkansasmatters.com, "Voter ID Law Rules Approved, ACLU Promises Challenge," October 9, 2013
  14. Georgia Secretary of State, "Georgia Voter Identification Requirements," Accessed March 13, 2014
  15. Idaho Votes, "Identification at the polls," Accessed March 26, 2014
  16. Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "When You Need ID to Vote," Accessed January 22, 2014
  17. Indiana Secretary of State Website, "Photo ID Law," Accessed February 5, 2014
  18. Kentucky State Board of Elections, "Voter Information Guide," Accessed March 12, 2014
  19. Mississippi Secretary of State, "Initiative Measure, No. 27," accessed October 14, 2013
  20. Clarion Ledger, "No voter ID ruling before election," October 2, 2012
  21. Y'all Politics, "Voter ID Implementation Procedures sent to Dept. of Justice for Approval," January 29, 2013
  22. Washington Post, "The state of voting rights’ fights in the states," August 28, 2013
  23. WTVA, "Hosemann: No voter ID in Mississippi until next year," October 10, 2013
  24. Nebraska Secretary of State Website, "Voter Information Frequently Asked Questions," Accessed March 26, 2014
  25. Union Leader, "Legislature overrides Lynch veto on voter ID," June 27, 2012
  26. Union Leader, "Attorney general asks DOJ to expedite voter ID review," July 11, 2012
  27. Pew Center on the States, "Voter ID Rolls Out in New Hampshire," October 4, 2012
  28. 28.0 28.1 Politic 365, "Strict North Carolina voter ID law passes, DOJ could review law," July 28, 2013
  29. The Huffington Post, "North Carolina Voter ID Opponents React To Bill's Passage, Vow To Continue To Fight," April 25, 2013
  30. The Anson Record, "State House passes Voter ID bill; next stop is Senate approval," April 24, 2013
  31. 31.0 31.1 Washington Post, "Gov. McCrory quietly signs Republican-backed bill making sweeping changes to NC voting," August 12, 2013
  32. Washington Post, "The next round of the battle over voting rights has begun," August 14, 2013
  33. CBS News, "N.C. sued soon after voter ID bill signed into law," August 13, 2013
  34. Politico, "Justice Department challenges North Carolina voter ID law," September 30, 2013
  35. WSOCTV.com, "NC to offer no-fee voter ID cards starting Thursday," January 2, 2014
  36. North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections, "ID Required for Voting," Updated September 2013
  37. The Bismark Tribune, "Senate passes voter identification measure," April 3, 2013
  38. The Forum of Frago-Moorhead, "Voter ID bill passes Senate with changes," April 4, 2013
  39. The Bismark Tribune, "North Dakota House passes voter ID bill," April 12, 2013
  40. Open States, "HB 1332," Accessed March 13, 2014
  41. Oregon Secretary of State Website, "Voting in Oregon," Accessed March 26, 2014
  42. Votes PA, "First-time Voter," Accessed March 13, 2014
  43. Centre Daily Times, "Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters," January 17, 2014
  44. The Nation, "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Goes to Court," July 24, 2012
  45. Wall Street Journal, "A Voter ID Victory," August 17, 2012
  46. The Patriot-News, "Voter ID law set for review by state Supreme Court," September 9, 2012
  47. Election Law Blog, "The Pa. Supreme Court’s Curious Voter ID Punt," September 18, 2012
  48. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Pa. voter ID law gets new hearings for next week," September 21, 2012
  49. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Pennsylvania voter ID requirements change," September 25, 2012
  50. Governing, "Judge Halts Part of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law," October 2, 2012
  51. Election Law Blog, "CORRECTED Breaking News: PA Trial Court Requires State to Count Ballots from Voters Without ID This Election, Now Updated with Analysis," October 2, 2012
  52. Pocono Record, "Voter ID rule won't be enforced during May primary," February 19, 2013
  53. Centre Daily Times, "Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters," January 17, 2014
  54. Philly.com, "Corbett wants judge to reconsider voter ID ruling," Updated January 28, 2014
  55. South Carolina State Election Commission Website, "New Photo ID Requirements," Updated October 29, 2013
  56. U.S. Department of Justice, "South Carolina Voter ID law," June 29, 2012
  57. Montgomery Advertiser, "States' actions on voter ID laws stoke debate," July 14, 2012
  58. Business Week, "South Carolina Voter ID Law Blocked Until After Election," October 11, 2012
  59. CarolinaLive, "Voter ID law takes effect in 2013," January 1, 2013
  60. The Tennessean, "Judge rejects challenge to Voter ID law," September 26, 2012
  61. Reuters, "Tennessee judge tosses challenge to state voter ID law," September 27, 2012
  62. Associated Press, "Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card," October 25, 2012
  63. The Tennessean, "TN Supreme Court hears voter ID case," February 7, 2013
  64. Associated Press, "Governor signs voter ID measure," April 24, 2013
  65. WREG, "Changes Made To Tennessee Voter ID Policy," April 25, 2013
  66. The Tennessean, "Green Party sues over voter ID law," August 26, 2013
  67. WBIR.com, "TN Supreme Court upholds voter ID law," October 17, 2013
  68. Business Week, "Texas Photo-ID Law Vetted for Voter Bias in U.S. Trial," July 9, 2012
  69. Reuters, "Texas to test 1965 voting rights law in court," June 8, 2012
  70. The New York Times, "Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact," August 30, 2012
  71. Bloomberg, "Texas Voter ID Suit Put on Hold Till Supreme Court Rules," December 17, 2012
  72. The Dallas Morning News, Texas voter ID law “will take effect immediately,” says Attorney General Greg Abbott, June 25, 2013
  73. WP Politicis, "Justice Department sues Texas over voter ID law," August 22, 2013
  74. Texas Public Radio, "Federal Judge Denies Abbott’s Request To Move Voter ID Trial To After 2014 Election," December 2, 2013
  75. TPM, "Justice Department Approves Va. Voter ID Law," August 20, 2012
  76. Associated Press, "Photo ID voting mandate passes in Virginia, heads to governor," February 20, 2013
  77. Reuters, "Virginia governor approves photo ID requirement for voters," March 26, 2013
  78. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Second judge rejects state voter ID law," July 17, 2012
  79. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "State Supreme Court declines to take up voter ID, for now," September 27, 2012
  80. Associated Press, "Voter ID case stays with court of appeals," January 14, 2013
  81. Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin appeals court rules state voter ID law constitutional," May 30, 2013
  82. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trial of two challenges to Wisconsin's voter ID law concludes," November 15, 2013