Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Crawford v. Marion County Election Board
An Indiana statute, “Voter ID law” required that any person voting in person on election day, or casting a ballot in person at the office of the circuit court clerk prior to election day, to present photo ID issued by the government. This did not apply to absentee ballots and the statute contained an exception for persons living and voting in a state licensed facility like a nursing home. If a person is indigent or has a religious objection to being photographed, they may cast a provisional ballot and execute an affidavit before the circuit court clerk within 10 days of the election. No photo ID is required for registration, and the state offers free photo ID to qualified voters able to establish residence.
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