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  •  Not just any photo ID (1+ / 0-)
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    This is a higher bar than the kind of ID you would need to fly, or even open a bank account. Your government-issued ID has to have your current address on it--you can't show a valid driver's license with an older address, backed up by utility bills, student ID, or other forms of ID with the more recent information.

    When I moved around a lot (my apartments kept going condo out from under me in Chicago during the real estate boom, darn it), I certainly didn't get a new passport and driver's license every year; I usually waited until I had to renew. I couldn't have voted.

    Another number: 19% of 18-29 year olds don't have photo ID with their current address on it, and could not vote. One in five...

    There may well be a way to require photo IDs that doesn't disenfranchise huge numbers of people; this was not an attempt to do that.

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