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Photo vs. non-photo identification:

Some states request or require voters to show an identification document that has a photo on it, such as a driver’s license, state-issued identification card, military ID, tribal ID, and many other forms of ID. Other states accept non-photo identification such as a bank statement with name and address or other document that does not necessarily have a photo.

Using this categorization for laws that are in effect as of January 2023, 18 states ask for a photo ID and 17 states also accept non-photo IDs. (To see this difference, look at the columns in Table One.)

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2020 State Primary Election Dates

State and presidential primary dates for 2020 are listed by state and date. State and presidential primaries are used by political parties to determine which candidates for legislative seats, office of president and other offices will go on the general election ballot on November 3, 2020.

NCSL State Elections 2022

Polls have closed for the 2022 general election, where voters in 46 states decided on 6,279 state legislative races, 36 governors and 133 statewide ballot measures.
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