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Capitol reporter Mary Wilson covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

New Hampshire’s voter ID law passes federal review

Written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief | Sep 5, 2012 6:48 PM

New Hampshire, among those states that has to subject changes in its election laws to federal review, has just been given the go-ahead to enforce its photo identification requirement at the polls this fall. 

From the Associated Press:

In a letter Tuesday, the department said it did not object to the changes.

Under the new law, a wide range of identification would be acceptable for elections this fall, but after that, only driver’s licenses, state-issued non-driver’s identification cards, passports or military IDs would be allowed.

Those without photo identification would sign an affidavit and be photographed by an election official.

Need a refresher as to which states have what requirements?  Check out the Post-Gazette’s voter ID map.


Photo credit: Post-Gazette's voter ID map.  

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