Georgia to enforce voter photo ID law in September elections Michael Sung at 3:36 PM ET
[JURIST] Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel [official profile] said Tuesday that Georgia's controversial voter ID law [text; JURIST news archive] will begin to be enforced during Georgia's September 18 Special Elections. Handel also said that the state is filing a motion to lift a stay [press release] of proceedings in a federal challenge [JURIST report], which had been stayed pending a ruling from the Supreme Court of Georgia. Supporters of the law say it is necessary to reduce voter fraud, while critics allege that it will have a negative impact on the turnout of poor, elderly, and minority voters because they are statistically less likely to have driver's licenses.
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