Answers to Common Questions on Election Day

New York Times,  November 6, 2018

Whether voters must show valid identification at their polling place varies by state. As of August, 35 states have some type of voter ID law, according to VoteRiders, a nonpartisan organization that helps demystify state voter ID laws.

VoteRiders publishes a map that breaks down voter ID laws by state, so you can use it to determine what your state requires.

The strictest voter ID laws can be found in states like North Dakota and Georgia, said Kathleen Unger, the founder of VoteRiders. Those states require residents to bring specific types of identification to their polling place. ...

If you are turned away because you’re told you do not have the right form of identification, ask to speak with the polling supervisor to determine whether you are getting the right information, or call the VoteRiders hotline to get the advice of an expert, Ms. Unger said.

By Julia Jacobs

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