Voting Rights Access: Barriers to Voting

As of June 5, 2017 a total of 34 states have laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls. 32 of these voter identification laws are in force in 2017. West Virginia's law, signed on April 1, 2016, and Ioaw's law, signed on May 5, 2017, will go into effect in 2018.