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        FRONTLINE: What’s the Deal with Voters’ Rights?

        Learn about voter rights, including why voter identification (voter ID) laws disproportionately impact minority voters, in this media gallery from FRONTLINE: Ballot Watch. According to the videos, there are several reasons why not all U.S. adults have an acceptable form of identification for voting. For example, Social Security cards lack a photograph and current address; passports are expensive and less than half the population has one. Voter ID laws are described as partisan, ineffective, and discriminatory—partisan, because they are supported by Republicans and criticized by Democrats; ineffective, because they ignore more prevalent means of voter fraud; and discriminatory, because the people being turned away at the polls for not having the proper identification tend to be minorities. Lastly, the videos describe protections under the Voting Right Act and explain the effects of the Supreme Court case ruling in Shelby v. Holder.  This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Election Resources Collection.

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        Why Doesn’t Everyone Have a Voter ID?

        Examine why voter identification laws in more than 25 states are a problem for many Americans.

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        Why Are Voter ID Laws So Controversial?

        Learn how voter identification laws disproportionately impact minority voters.

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        Are Civil Rights Laws Being Reversed?

        Discover why the Voting Rights Act of 1965 may be reversed by some states.

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