Tennessee voters feel confused on acceptable ID

Arkansas-Tennessee Live Blog

Most Tennesseans think the state's new law requiring government-issued photo ID in order to vote is a "good idea," but many remain confused about exactly what forms of identification are acceptable, according to a poll released this week by Middle Tennessee State University's College of Mass Communication.

Eighty-two percent of the 646 adults surveyed consider the new law "a good idea that should be kept in place." Eleven percent consider the law "a bad idea that should be done away with." The remainder aren't sure.

However, while 93 percent know a current Tennessee driver's license is acceptable and 81 percent know a valid military ID will do, only 21 percent know that an expired Tennessee driver's license also will be accepted.

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