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===Not in effect in 2012===
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Mississippi does not have early voting, and Mississippi requires an excuse to cast an absentee ballot.<ref>http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/2013/2013MunicipalElectionHandbook.pdf at p. 13</ref>

Revision as of 10:40, 24 December 2012

In light of this edit made by Mr. Schlafly, I want to examine whether early voting laws were passed by liberals to avoid the strictures of voter ID legislation.

(Classification of states as strict/non-strict photo/non-photo ID is from [1]

Strict Photo ID

In effect in 2012


HB 244 in the 2005-06 session introduced both voter ID and no-excuse absentee balloting. The Georgia House passed HB 224 along party lines: Republicans voting yes, Democrats voting no, with the following exceptions: Johnny Floyd (R-147th), Mark Hatfield (R-177th), Penny Houston (R-170th) voted No; Keith Heard (D-114th), Greg Morris (D-155th) voted Yes.

Attorneys for the state used the existence of no-excuse absentee voting (without having to present photo ID) as an argument that no eligible voters would be disenfranchised as a result of voter ID.[1]


Voters must provide an excuse to vote absentee-by-mail, which does not require photo ID. However, any voter may vote absentee-in-person, which does require presentation of a photo ID or affirming that an exemption applies.[2][3]


As implemented under the S.A.F.E. Act, Kansas's voter ID system requires absentee and early voters to produce identification.[4] Kris Kobach, the main proponent of the S.A.F.E. Act, bragged about its comprehensiveness in a Wall Street Journal editorial.[5]


Tennessee does not have no-excuse absentee voting nor early voting.[6]

Not in effect in 2012


Mississippi does not have early voting, and Mississippi requires an excuse to cast an absentee ballot.[7]


South Carolina