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Enforcing ID law to be a matter of trust at the polls

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By Damon Lawrence

Poll workers in Roane County will rely on the honor system instead of acting like bartenders when it comes to enforcing the state’s new photo ID law.

“Basically they’re pretty much going to trust people,” Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said.

Starting next year, people must show a photo ID in order to vote, thanks to a new law passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.

Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, U.S. passport and others issued by the federal or state government.


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