||ELECTIONS 2020 Report: 378K trans citizens could encounter voting hurdles
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A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law says that an estimated 965,350 transgender adults will be eligible to vote in the 2020 general electionbut that approximately 378,000 of them could have problems voting at the polls because they do not have IDs that correctly reflect their name and/or gender.
Eight states with the strictest voter ID lawsAlabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsinrequire that voters provide a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, U.S. passport or military ID, in order to vote on a regular ballot at the polls. ( Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia hold primaries Tuesday, March 3. )
Transgender people of color, young adults, students, people with low incomes and people with disabilities are likely overrepresented among those who do not have accurate IDs for voting.
The report, "The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters in the 2020 General Election," is at WilliamsInstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Trans-Voter-ID-Feb-2020.pdf .
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