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New voter ID law in effect for today’s elections

Today is Election Day in a number of communities around Idaho, from Canyon County’s jail bond to various highway districts around the state, and it’s the first election for which Idaho’s new law will be in effect requiring voters to show photo I.D. at the polls. Click here for a full rundown of the new law’s requirements from Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa; it requires an Idaho driver’s license or photo I.D. card, a passport, tribal I.D., or current student I.D. from an Idaho high school or college. Voters without I.D. must sign a personal affidavit to vote. “Although this is a new step in voting procedures, it is not an onerous requirement,” Ysursa said. “So, bring your ID and vote!”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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