On April 28, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court's Crawford v. Marion County Election Board decision ruled that on its face Indiana's photo-ID law did not pose an unconstitutional burden on voters.
A January 2008 Rasmussen Reports survey found that 80 percent of voters approve of photo identification requirements, while only 13 percent disapproved.
Opponents of voter ID laws exaggerate the burden of obtaining the appropriate identification.
Despite the popularity of voter ID laws, some claim that such laws will disenfranchise voters.
New studies indicate that voter ID laws do not suppress voter turnout.
The findings of the Heritage analysis suggest that voter identification requirements, such as requiring non-photo and photo identification, have virtually no suppressive effect on reported voter turnout. Additional research strongly suggests that voter ID laws do not suppress voter turnout.
Professor Milyo analyzed the change in voter turnout in Indiana counties before and after the implementation of the state's photo ID law.
Overall, statewide turnout increased by 2 percentage points.
Voter ID laws are a common sense policy to help ensure the integrity of elections.