Event Title

The Disparate Effects of Photo ID Laws on Voter Turnout Across Race and Ethnicity

Presenter Information

Thomas La Voy, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A254

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-26-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

4-26-2013 2:30 PM

Abstract

Increasingly strict photo ID voting laws have made the news in recent years. In 2012, federal courts blocked such laws from being implemented in both Pennsylvania and Texas. The sole piece of social science evidence considered worthwhile by the federal judges in the Texas case was a 2008 study at CalTech. This study seeks to address whether strict photo ID voting laws affect voter turnout between racial and ethnic groups and violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Notes

Session I, Panel 3: The Maintenance of Tradition, Tongues, and Difference: Case Studies from the U.S. and Mexico
Moderator: Heather Hogan, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1368441541

Major

Economics; Politics

Advisor(s)

Barbara Craig, Economics
Paul Dawson, Politics

Project Mentor(s)

Paul Dawson, Politics

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The Disparate Effects of Photo ID Laws on Voter Turnout Across Race and Ethnicity

Science Center, A254

Increasingly strict photo ID voting laws have made the news in recent years. In 2012, federal courts blocked such laws from being implemented in both Pennsylvania and Texas. The sole piece of social science evidence considered worthwhile by the federal judges in the Texas case was a 2008 study at CalTech. This study seeks to address whether strict photo ID voting laws affect voter turnout between racial and ethnic groups and violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act.