Effects of Photo Id Laws on Registration and Turnout: Evidence from Rhode Island

@article{Esposito2019EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Photo Id Laws on Registration and Turnout: Evidence from Rhode Island},
  author={Francesco Esposito and Diego Focanti and Justine S. Hastings},
  journal={PSN: Electoral Institutions (Topic)},
  year={2019}
}
We study the effect of photo ID laws on voting using a difference-in-differences estimation approach around Rhode Island’s implementation of a photo ID law. We employ anonymized administrative data to measure the law’s impact by comparing voting behavior among those with drivers’ licenses versus those without, before versus after the law. Turnout, registration, and voting conditional on registration fell for those without licenses after the law passed. We do not find evidence that people… 

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