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DOJ responds to Arizona voter identification rules

The Department of Justice says the state of Arizona can't deny people without identification the right to vote.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Bradley Schlozman in a letter said that people who show up to the polls without ID must be given a provisional ballot. The ballot would be verified later.

The response comes to rules that state officials approved in August. All voters must present some form of identification to vote under Proposition 200, an initiative some characterized as anti-immigrant.

A tribal enrollment card or other tribal identification with photograph, name and address will be accepted at the polls. For those without photo identification, two forms of documentation must be presented. The list includes an Indian census card or other type of tribal card.

Get the Story:
Federal official upends Prop. 200 voter ID rule (The Arizona Republic 9/2)

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