Voting But for the Law: Evidence from Virginia on Photo Identification Requirements

@article{Hopkins2017VotingBF,
  title={Voting But for the Law: Evidence from Virginia on Photo Identification Requirements},
  author={Daniel J. Hopkins and Marc Meredith and Michael Morse and Sarah Smith and Jesse Yoder},
  journal={Experimental \& Empirical Studies eJournal},
  year={2017}
}
One contentious question in contemporary election administration is the impact of voter identification requirements. We study a Virginia law that allows us to isolate the impact of requiring voters to show photo identification. Using novel, precinct-level data, we find that the percentage of registered voters without a driver's license and over age 85 are both positively associated with the number of provisional ballots cast due to a lack of a photo ID. To examine the law's impact on turnout… 

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