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This June, instructions were posted at an early voting precinct in Bismarck, N.D. In that primary election, tribal IDs that did not show residential addresses were accepted as voter ID. But those same IDs will not be accepted in the general election. James MacPherson/AP hide caption

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Voters cast their ballots at a polling station at Hazelwood Central High School on November 8, 2016 in Florissant, Missouri. A state judge has ruled state election authorities can no longer tell voters they must show a photo ID to cast a ballot, blocking parts of a law. Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images hide caption

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Jimmy Lockett thought he was born in Louisiana but discovered he was born in Memphis when he applied for his state photo ID. Johnathon Kelso hide caption

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For Older Voters, Getting The Right ID Can Be Especially Tough

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In her second ruling on the Texas Senate Bill, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos said changes made to 2011 voter ID law did not "fully ameliorate" its "discriminatory intent." LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Maryjane Medina, 18, a first time voter, walks up to polling booth to cast her vote at a polling station set-up in Los Angeles, California. Irfan Khan/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Ohio voters at the polls in Cincinnati for the state's primary on March 15. John Sommers II/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Long Voting Lines And Claims Of A 'Rigged System,' Does My Vote Matter?

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Ballots are stacked and ready as voters wait in line during the 2012 primaries in Milwaukee. An appeals court ruled Monday that a Wisconsin voter ID law, on hold since 2011, could go into effect, but the Supreme Court stepped in on Thursday night to halt the law again as it decides whether to take the case. Jeffrey Phelps/The Associated Press hide caption

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Despite a Supreme Court ruling that gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Eric Holder wants a court to use another section of the 1965 law to require Texas to get the federal government's approval before changing its voting laws. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Emily Goldberg holds up a sign during the NAACP voter ID rally opposing Pennsylvania's voter ID law last Thursday in Philadelphia. With her is her 2-year-old daughter, Willa. Michael Perez/AP hide caption

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NAACP President Benjamin Jealous hopes that international pressure might be another weapon against strict new voter ID laws. Here Jealous speaks on Jan. 16 at the South Carolina State House in Columbia, S.C., for Martin Luther King Day. Rainier Ehrhardt/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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