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New Brennan Center Study

July 21, 2012

Grantee News From:  Brennan Center for Justice

Dear friends,

A new Brennan Center study undercuts the claim by many politicians that eligible voters can easily obtain a free ID to vote. Nearly 500,000 Americans in the 10 states with restrictive ID laws could struggle toget an ID.

These voters live in households without vehicles and reside at least 10 miles from an ID-issuing office open more than two days a week. Because many of them may not have driver’s licenses — and nearly all live in rural areas with dwindling public transportation options — it could be significantly harder for these voters to get an ID and cast a ballot.

Read more on the findings of the report at The Washington Post, NPR, and USA Today.

As always, thank you for your support and interest.

Best regards,
Michael Waldman
President, Brennan Center for Justice

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