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Tennessee voters feel confused on acceptable ID

CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Most Tennesseans think the state's new law requiring government-issued photo ID in order to vote is a "good idea," but many remain confused about exactly what forms of identification are acceptable, according to a poll released this week by Middle Tennessee State University's College of Mass Communication.

Eighty-two percent of the 646 adults surveyed consider the new law "a good idea that should be kept in place." Eleven percent consider the law "a bad idea that should be done away with." The remainder aren't sure.

However, while 93 percent know a current Tennessee driver's license is acceptable and 81 percent know a valid military ID will do, only 21 percent know that an expired Tennessee driver's license also will be accepted.

Only 46 percent know that "a valid employee ID issued by a major automaker to a worker at one of its Tennessee plants" doesn't qualify for voting purposes.

Read more about this story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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