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Alabama voter ID law still has two years before it gets stricter

The Anniston Star reports: As Election Day nears, debate about new laws requiring photo ID at the polls is raging across the country.

But in Alabama, where a photo ID law won't go into effect until 2014, voters without a photo ID still have two years to get one -- and the state has yet to design a voter-only ID for voters who don't have a driver's license, or a system for distributing those IDs.

"There's time to get that in place," said state Rep. Kerry Rich, R-Albertville, the sponsor of Alabama's voter ID bill.

In 2011, Alabama joined a string of other states in passing a bill that would require people to present photo identification, such as a driver's license, at the polls. In swing states such as Pennsylvania, those laws face heated court battles in the run-up to the presidential election. With two years left until it's implemented, Alabama's law hasn't faced quite as much opposition. -- Read the whole story --> Anniston Star - There s plenty of time to debate merits of Alabama s photo voter ID law

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