According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, nearly 500,000 eligible voters in 10 U.S. states with restrictive voter ID laws could face hurdles in obtaining a government-issued ID to show at the polls. The report, The Challenge of Obtaining Voter Identification, assesses the difficulties eligible voters face in states with restrictive voter ID laws. While legal precedent requires states to supply free photo ID’s to eligible voters, the location and hours of government offices, as well as the cost of documentation required to obtain the ID, may pose significant obstacles to many rural, poor, and minority voters. 

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