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Idaho Works To Remind Voters Of New Photo ID Law

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The state is launching a campaign next month to remind Idaho voters that under a new law, they now have to provide photo identification to cast their ballots.

Deputy Secretary of State Tim Hurst says billboards, along with radio and television public service announcements, will hopefully cut down on confusion at the polls.

Hurst says the new law was tested in a few county elections in August and there were no reported problems, but the photo ID requirement did slow things down a bit.

Under the new law, a poll worker must verify that the picture on the identification matches the voter. Those without identification, such as a valid driver's license or passport, have to sign an affidavit attesting to their identity.

Idaho and seven other states now require voters to provide photo identification.
      
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