Palmetto Postmortem: Examining the Effects of the South Carolina Voter Identification Statute

@article{Hood2019PalmettoPE,
  title={Palmetto Postmortem: Examining the Effects of the South Carolina Voter Identification Statute},
  author={Marguerite V. Hood and Scott E. Buchanan},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2019},
  volume={73},
  pages={492 - 505}
}
In 2011, South Carolina passed a government-issued photo identification (ID) statute. We examine the effects of this law on overall turnout, as well as for minority turnout in particular. A series of difference-in-difference tests are specified using individual-level population data on registrants with and without ID, comparing the 2010 (pre-implementation) and 2014 (post-implementation) election cycles. The results of our analysis indicate that the voter ID statute did dampen overall turnout… 
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