Voter ID Laws and Voting Rights

Voter ID Laws in Fifty States.

Due to our federal system, each state generally gets to craft their own laws for voting and elections. The map above, created by the National Conference of State Legislatures, showcases the photo identification laws for all fifty states.  Closely examine the map and answer the questions that follow.


Questions for Completion.

1.  What is one regional trend you can identify on this chart? Come up with one hypothesis to explain it.

2.  Explain one argument in favor of voter ID laws?

3.  Explain two arguments opposed to vote ID laws?

4. Generally, do you support or oppose voter ID. Why?