The Challenge of Obtaining Voter Identification - Keesha Gaskins and Sundeep Iyer, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, July 2012: This new report examines the challenges eligible voters face in obtaining the proper identification in 10 states where laws require voters to present ID at the polls. These challenges include:
Nearly half a million eligible voters do not have access to a vehicle and live more than 10 miles from the nearest state ID-issuing office.
More than 10 million eligible voters live more than 10 miles from their nearest state ID-issuing office.
Many ID-issuing offices have limited business hours.
State-Level Estimates of Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States, 2010 - Christopher Uggen and Sarah Shannon, University of Minnesota, Jeff Manza, New York University, Sentencing Project, July 2012: New research from the Sentencing Project finds:
1 of every 40 adults has lost the right to vote due to a current or previous felony conviction.
In Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia more than 7 percent of the adult population has lost the right to vote due to a current or previous felony conviction.
Approximately 7.7 percent of the adult African American population has lost the right to vote due to a current or previous felony conviction compared to 1.8 percent of the non-African American population.