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ID at the Polls : Assessing the Impact of Recent State Voter ID Laws on Voter Turnout

  title={ID at the Polls : Assessing the Impact of Recent State Voter ID Laws on Voter Turnout},
  author={Shelley de Alth},
Last spring, in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, the Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s law requiring voters to show picture identification in order to vote, but the Court divided four ways over the issue. Central to the Justices’ debate and the applicable constitutional balancing test was the degree of the burden that the law imposes on voters. This Essay surveys the voter ID controversy and describes original empirical research finding ID laws to have a negative impact on voter turnout… 

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