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Comparing Texas to States with No Voter ID Requirements

Created on August 4, 2015

Comparing Texas to States with No Voter ID Requirements

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Read the original report, "Revisiting the Lessons from the Voter ID Experience in Texas: 2015," by Hans A. von Spakovsky.

In 2011, Texas implemented its voter ID law, and three years later it registered a modest decline in the turnout of voter-eligible population. However, 12 of 17 states with no voter ID requirements had larger declines over the same period, and Texas’s decline was smaller than the U.S. total.

Source: United States Elections Project, State Turnout rates, “VEP Highest Office,” http://www.electproject.org/home/ voter-turnout/voter-turnout-data (accessed July 2, 2015).

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Tags: Texas, voter-ID-laws, voter-eligible-population