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Politics & Government
Sat June 7, 2014
State claims few complaints over voter ID law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett says there were few problems with Alabama's new voter ID law during primary voting this week. Bennett says more than 600,000 people came to the polls on Tuesday but his office received only a few calls about issues with the law. Bennett says the concerns that did come up can be resolved with education before the July 15 runoff election and the general election in November. Opponents of the Republican-backed law contend it will make it harder for poor people and the elderly to vote because they're less likely to have the photo IDs required under the act. But there were relatively few reports of any problems caused by the law. Bennett says efforts to provide voters with free photo ID cards were successful.