Texas’ New Voter ID Law Tested During Tuesday Elections

Source: Rick Jervis / USA Today

AUSTIN – Texas voters will go to the polls today to vote on a slew of constitutional and municipal issues, from funding water projects to granting tax breaks to aerospace companies.

But a deeper question will be how voters adapt to the state’s new controversial voter ID law, which was enacted earlier this year and is seeing its first statewide test Tuesday.

The law says voters must have a valid photo ID with a name that matches the name on the voting rolls. Those without ID could still vote using provisional ballots and have six days to return with correct identification.

Texas is one of 34 states that have passed voter ID laws, though not all of have been enacted due to future implication dates or court challenges, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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