New Voter ID Laws Could Impact Millions | Reuters | Deborah Charles | 7/18/12

A large group of African American children gat...

A large group of African American children gather around a sign encouraging people to register to vote. (Photo credit: Kheel Center, Cornell University)

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School said that one in 10 Americans lack the necessary government-issued photo IDs that now are required in 10 states: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

The Center also reports that about:

  • one-quarter of African Americans, 16 percent of Hispanics and 18 percent of Americans over age 65 do not have the type of ID that the voting laws require;
  • 10 million eligible voters live more than 10 miles from the nearest full-time state ID-issuing office;
  • 500,000 of them do not have access to a vehicle, and most live in rural areas with limited public transportation.

For full article see: New voter ID laws could impact millions, study says | Reuters.


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