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Over three quarters in new poll support mandatory photo ID to vote in person

Majorities in every surveyed demographic feel that way.

Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:25pm

An overwhelming majority of voters — including majorities in virtually every major voting demographic — believe Americans should be required to show a photo ID before casting a ballot in person, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

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Just the News Poll, Should all voters who cast their ballot in person be required to show a photo ID before voting?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Overall, 77% of respondents in the poll of registered voters believe ID laws should be in place at the ballot box. That number holds largely consistent among white, Hispanic and black voters; seven out of every 10 Democrats feel that way, as do 61% of "very liberal" voters. 

Just 13% of voters feel otherwise. 

Voter ID laws have been a regular source of friction and debate within the U.S., with some advocates arguing it ensures the integrity of elections and some activists claiming it has the potential to disenfranchise certain voters. 

Click here to see the poll's cross-demographic tabulations.

Click here to see the poll's methodology and sample demographics.