Voter ID Laws and Voter Turnout

  title={Voter ID Laws and Voter Turnout},
  author={Lauren R. Heller and Jocelyne Miller and E. Frank Stephenson},
  journal={Atlantic Economic Journal},
In recent years, many states have enacted laws imposing strict identification requirements for voting. Proponents contend such laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud while opponents claim the laws disenfranchise legitimate voters, particularly black and Hispanic voters. This paper uses data from 2000 to 2014 federal elections to examine whether these new identification laws reduce voter turnout, either overall or among minority groups. The results provide no evidence that strict… 

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  • Political Science
    PS: Political Science & Politics
  • 2009
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