Mollis: No voters turned away because of ID law [RI]

12/14/2012

The overwhelming majority of voters who cast ballots this year in Rhode Island had no problems complying with a new voter identification law.

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis' office reported Friday that of 560,000 ballots cast in this year's elections fewer than 190 provisional ballots were submitted because the voter failed to present a driver's license, bus pass or other form of ID.

Lawmakers passed the law last year to prevent voter fraud. Critics argued the requirement would disenfranchise elderly, disabled or poor voters who might lack proper identification.