Officials: Alabama's photo ID law for voters working smoothly
Alabama officials say implementation is going smoothly with a new law requiring voters to show a photo ID to vote. (abc3340.com)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama officials say implementation is going smoothly with a new law requiring voters to show a photo ID to vote. Alabama's chief of election official, Secretary of State Jim Bennett, says he's had no reports of problems. Bennett says his office spent about $900,000 to educate voters about the new law and to provide photo IDs to more than 2,300 people who didn't have one. Democratic state Sen. Bobby Singleton of Greensboro was an opponent of the law. He says he conducted a voter education program in his west Alabama district before Tuesday's primary and he has not heard of problems. But he says if there are problems, they will occur in the general election in November when the turnout will be much larger.
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