The Black Youth Project presents a memo that examines the impact of recent legislation in five states that will require voters to display government-issued photo identification before voting in the 2012 election.

Our analysis suggests that voter turnout among African Americans may be significantly reduced, and that photo-ID laws may dilute the influence of black votes on election outcomes.

The Racial Impact of Voter Identification Laws in the 2012 Election” is the first memo in a series entitled Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics released by the Black Youth Project.

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