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Secretary of State Prepares for Voter ID Bill Push

March 21, 2013

Charleston Daily Mail – Last week, the left-leaning West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy issued a report stating it could cost more than $5 million over five years to implement a law requiring photo identification to vote. Read

The report estimates 11 percent of eligible voters lack a photo ID, and it costs the state Division of Motor Vehicles $7.60 to produce one photo ID. If the state is required to provide those identifications free of charge, that translates to more than $1.2 million, according to the report.