Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A first

In the special election for the 1st Congressional District in South Carolina, a  new state law that requires all voters to show id before voting is in place.  It was blocked for the 2012 presidential election but the judges ruled that it did not discriminate against racial minorities and so it is now in place. I've written about voter id laws in the past.  This law will probably not impact voter turnout in this election as it is a special election and is just for the congressional district.  It might be interesting to look at how it might affect turnout in subsequent elections.

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