Voter Identification Laws and Partisan Competition in the American States." Critics of voter ID laws have had a difficult time proving their menace in court.
25522 … Highton, Benjamin. The right to vote guaranteed by the constitution is under attack. Here’s more research on voter ID laws specifically: A December 2017 study published in Public Opinion Quarterly examines public opinion toward voter identification laws. Annual Review of Political Science 20: 149–167. 2008.
Political Research Quarterly 68 (1): 18–33. Restricted Voter ID legislation is being passed in state after state. "Voter ID History." A new algorithm could change that. National Conference of State Legislatures. Research has shown that the type of voter fraud that would be prevented by voter IDs is extremely rare; research is mixed as to whether voter ID laws reduce overall turnout or minority turnout; and research has shown that Republican legislators in swing states and districts with sizable black or Hispanic populations push the hardest for voter ID laws. Voter ID Laws The right of any citizen of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.” - The 26th Amendment. (Campus Congress, August 30, 2011). In recent years, many states have enacted laws imposing strict identification requirements for voting. Proponents contend such laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud while opponents claim the laws disenfranchise legitimate voters, particularly black and Hispanic voters. A main takeaway: Republicans tend to become more supportive of voter ID laws after learning about instances of voter fraud. Strict ID Laws Don't Stop Voters: Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008-2018 Enrico Cantoni, Vincent Pons. 2017. SCOTUSblog. "Voter Identification Laws and Turnout in the United States." 2017. NBER Working Paper No.
Still, there’s other research to suggest that voter ID laws don’t have as much of an effect as people on both sides of the debate suggest.