Date Thesis Awarded

5-2015

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Government

Advisor

John McGlennon

Committee Member

Richard Lowry

Committee Member

Ronald Rapoport

Abstract

The passage of voter identification laws in the United States after 2006 has polarized the American political community. Much of the discourse surrounding the issue has focused on the supposed motive that supporters have to decrease turnout of minorities and young people. This study looks at five different states to understand the factors that lead to the passage of voter identification laws, particularly changing voter demographics.

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