Officials report few problems with voter ID rule

Officials report few problems with voter ID rule

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Election officials say a new statewide law requiring voters to show identification before casting a ballot presented few problems during municipal primaries.

Primaries were held Tuesday across the state. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen says she was pleased there were few complications with the new ID rule.

Still, she says she expects November's general election to provide a better test of the law passed during the 2009 legislative session.

Acceptable forms of identification include a Utah driver's license, state ID card or current U.S. passport. Voters can also provide two separate documents with their name and current address as identification.

Voters without identification can still vote on a provisional ballot and provide ID to the county clerk or city recorder within five days of the election.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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