The Disproportionate Impact of Voter-ID Requirements on the Electorate—New Evidence from Indiana

@article{Barreto2009TheDI,
  title={The Disproportionate Impact of Voter-ID Requirements on the Electorate—New Evidence from Indiana},
  author={Matt A. Barreto},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  year={2009},
  volume={42},
  pages={111 - 116}
}
  • M. Barreto
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
On January 8, 2008, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, a case related to the discriminatory effects of voter-identification laws in the state of Indiana. Indiana has one of the most stringent voting requirements in the nation, as voters are required to present an up-to-date photo identification issued by the federal or state government in order to cast a ballot. Plaintiffs argued that the Indiana requirements prevent significant and… Expand
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