“Since this year is the first year of the requirement, it is considered a soft rollout. If the voters do not have the required ID, they will simply be asked to sign an affidavit that informs them of the requirement and they acknowledge that they are the person they say they are, as they exercise their right to vote,” Gill said.
A special election for a state House seat will be the first test of the state’s new voter ID law.
“Most voters will see very little difference in the amount of time it takes to process them as they cast their vote,” Gill said.
Gill said workers will expand the use of electronic poll books, where most county voters are already accustomed to scanning their driver’s license as a look-up tool to facilitate the process.
Woodbury County poll workers have been trained on the new photo-ID requirement and are ready for implementing it in Tuesday’s election, said Pat Gill, the county’s top election official. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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“I have never witnessed any activity that I felt would warrant the implementation of a voter ID requirement. That being said, my office will comply and fulfill the requirements of the law in a fair and competent manner that most voters will find unobjectionable,” Gill said.