Much Ado About Nothing? An Empirical Assessment of the Georgia Voter Identification Statute

  title={Much Ado About Nothing? An Empirical Assessment of the Georgia Voter Identification Statute},
  author={Marguerite V. Hood and Charles S. Bullock},
  journal={State Politics \& Policy Quarterly},
  pages={394 - 414}
Voter identification (ID) policies, especially those of the photo ID variety, have been hotly contested over the last few years. The primary concern surrounding these statutes amounts to lower turnout, especially among certain groups in the electorate, such as racial/ethnic minorities. In 2007, the way was cleared for Georgia to implement a new statute requiring registrants to present a government-issued photo ID to vote. Using population data on registrants from two election cycles coupled… Expand
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