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  •  what I read is that the ID requirement is void (9+ / 0-)

    as the law was written, if you showed up to the poll with no ID, they'd give you a provisional and you'd have 6 days to produce ID.  now if you show up to the polls with no ID, you can vote.

    from the link I read on

    As written, the law said voters who do not bring proper photo ID on Election Day can cast a provisional ballot. They would then have six days to bring in the required photo ID for their votes to count.

    But as he had indicated last week during hearings in the case, Simpson decided that the law does not disenfranchise voters simply because it requires poll workers to ask for photo ID. Rather, the risk comes when a voter casts a provisional ballot but then cannot obtain the necessary identification in time.

    As a result, Simpson decided that for the November 6 election only, voters without appropriate photo ID could vote, but would no longer have to produce identification within six days, as their votes would be counted.

    This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

    by mallyroyal on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 07:30:44 AM PDT

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    •  The way I read this (0+ / 0-)

      it says, "if you don't have an id, you'll vote on a provisional ballot, but no longer need to produce id within 6 days to have the provisional ballot counted."

      I'll wait for Adam's analysis.

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