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Voter ID law takes effect in 2013



The voter i

dentification

law takes affect this year.


V

oters in the state will now be required to show one of five types of photo
ID to cast a ballot: a South Carolina driver's license, other form of photo ID issued by the state Deptartment of Motor Vehicles, Passport, Military ID bearing a photo issued by the federal government, or South Carolina voter registration card with a photo.


A

three-judge federal panel ruled the law does not discriminate against minorities, as the
Justice Department and other opponents had argued.



State Representative Alan Clemmons

(R-Horry County) authored the bill
. He says the law will help rid the state of voter fraud.

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