TN new voter ID Law working very well.

I guess that I am not sure that it would be bad if a large number of people had to cast provisional votes and it was determined later whether they had the appropriate ID. In any case, the news article is available here.

State election officials say the small number of Tennesseans who didn’t have proper identification during early voting indicates people are adjusting to a new law that requires them to have a photo ID to vote, but others say the real test will be the general election in November.

Tennessee’s 12-day early voting period ended last Tuesday. During that time, Election Coordinator Mark Goins said there were more than 200,000 voters, and only 46 showed up without a photo ID.

“That is such a small number for a brand new policy,” Goins said. “So far, the implementation of this law has gone smoothly.” . . .



Blogger OldSouth said...

This can be partially attributed to the fact that this is a GOP primary, and those voters tend to be people who have legitimate voter registration, picture id's, and support this law's implementation.

As you note, November will be another kettle of fish, especially in some parts of Nashville and the entirety of Memphis. The fur will fly when those voters are told that they must obey the law and confirm their legal identity--especially in Memphis, with its long and sacred tradition of the dead rising from the grave every other November in order to appear at the polling place.

3/04/2012 11:05 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

I am not at all suprised by this revelation. In Michigan, voters are required to have an valid ID or Drivers License in order to vote. During the Primary vote here, I was asked for my license, and it failed to scan in via it's magnetic strip. So, the very nice lady who was operating the computer simply entered it in manually. No fuss, no muss.

3/05/2012 1:09 PM  

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