What to Do If You’re Turned Away at the Polls

Several states have instituted stricter voter ID laws since the 2016 presidential election; more, still, are purging voter rolls in the lead up to the election, and the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold Ohio’s aggressive purging law means you can expect many more people to be removed. So, even if you’re registered to vote (and you should really double check) you might find yourself turned away at the polls come November 6.

While those tactics have been shown to depress voter turnout, particularly among low income, minority and young voters, you do still have recourse if you’re turned away on election day—not having an accepted form of ID is no reason not to head to the polls. Here’s what to know.

Source: What to Do If You’re Turned Away at the Polls


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