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October 20, 2014, 6:15 am
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Nearly 10% Of Adult Illinoisans Do Not Have Valid Photo ID


Even as more states are looking at laws to mandate a photo ID in order to vote, nearly 1 in 10 voting-age adults in Illinois do not have one. 

 

That’s according to a survey from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, which found that 9.4% of those responding said they did not have a drivers license or other form of ID.

 

The Institute also found the problem disproportionately affects minorities… with 16-percent of blacks and 18-percent of Hispanics falling into that category.

 

Voter ID laws have become controversial… with Republicans saying it’s necessary to combat rare instances of fraud, while Democrats view it as an attempt to disenfranchise certain groups of voters.

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