State Voter Identification Requirements: Analysis, Legal Issues, and Policy Considerations

Source: Eric A. Fischer, R. Sam Garrett, L. Paige Whitaker, Congressional Research Service, CRS Report, R42806, October 21, 2016

….This report provides an updated overview of state requirements for voters to present some form of ID before casting a ballot in a federal election. The report also discusses the origins of voter ID, relevant federal legislative action in the 114th Congress, and selected legal and policy issues related to state voter ID laws. The scope is limited to identification requirements for voting; the report does not address voter registration requirements….