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Current Event January 26, 2016

Voter ID Laws

New Hampshire’s primary election is coming up and a record turnout is anticipated. This will be the first presidential primary with the state’s new voter identification law in place. The law, which passed three and a half years ago, requires everyone voting to show a photo ID. Not all states have ID requirements. Election specialists say laws like this push voters away, as many voters may show up to vote without their ID. Others say it’s necessary to prevent voter fraud. Listen to this story about how the new laws might affect the upcoming primary election.

Civics/Government US government Politics

Story Length: 5:14

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New Hampshire Public Radio

AIR DATE: 01/04/2016

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