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State publicizing new photo ID requirement to vote

August 1st, 2011 7:13 am by Staff Report

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of State has begun a campaign to remind citizens about a new photo identification requirement for voting going into effect Jan. 2.

Those wishing to vote will be required to show photo identification at the polls. Accepted will be any photo ID issued by the state, including a driver's license, and those issued by other states or the federal government, including U.S. passports, government employee ID cards and military ID cards.

A new state law is designed to be a safeguard against voter fraud.

The state's presidential primary is next March 6.

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