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Study Shows Photo Requirement Would Not Deter Voters

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas lawmakers say a study by a University of Missouri professor shows voter ID laws don't affect turnout.

A proposed Arkansas law to requre photo identification didn't make it out of a legislative committee last year.

That was partly because of the argument that requiring photo ID would discourage voting among minorities, the poor and the elderly.

University of Missouri economics and public affairs professor Jeffrey Milyo analyzed voter turnout in Indiana before and after a voter ID requirement took effect.

Milyo says there's no evidence that the photo ID law reduced turnout in counties with more minority, poor and elderly voters.

Supporters say that if people need a photo ID to rent a movie or get on an airplane, they should face the same requirement to vote.

Opponents say they haven't changed their opinion.

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