Photo ID, Provisional Balloting, and Indiana's 2012 Primary Election
Michael J. Pitts
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
March 11, 2013
University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 3, March 2013
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-21
This article represents the continuation of a series of studies that measure the impact of photo identification on the electorate by examining provisional ballots cast and not counted because prospective voters lacked photo identification. Prior studies examined provisional balloting at Indiana’s 2008 primary and 2008 general elections. This article presents results from the 2012 primary and proceeds in two parts. Part I briefly discusses the details of Indiana’s photo identification law, the various methods used to measure the impact of photo identification laws generally, and the research methods employed for this study. Part II presents and analyzes the empirical data generated in this study and, notably, compares the impact of the photo identification law at Indiana’s 2008 primary election with the impact of the photo identification law at Indiana’s 2012 primary election.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: photo identification, disfranchisement, voter identification, voting rights, election administration, Indiana, provisional ballots, HAVAAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 13, 2013 ; Last revised: July 8, 2013
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