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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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