Voter ID Law Program Proves a Success/

According to Secretary of State Jim Bennett, the first election using the new photo voter ID law at the polls was a great start to the implementation of the program. Bennett has only received a few calls concerning issues with the new law, of the over 600,000 voters that came to the polls on June 3rd. Bennett said that certain groups have pointed out in news articles some instances of people being "turned away" from the polls for lack of photo ID. In fact, Bennett said, such persons under the law would not be turned away and must be offered a provisional ballot which is what the law requires if the proper photo ID is not produced. Bennett said that every voter also has the opportunity to go to their local Board of Registrars even on Election Day to receive a free photo voter ID.


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