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Federal Judges Revive North Dakota Voter ID Law on Appeal

Voters Cast Ballots In The Florida Primary Election
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North Dakota voters will have to show identification that includes a street address before they can cast a ballot in November, a federal court ruled on Monday.

While opponents had successfully sued to block the provision, a St. Louis-based U.S. appeals court put that lower-court order on hold. In a 2-1 ruling, the majority concluded that to do otherwise would cause irreparable harm to North Dakota’s secretary of state, which is responsible for election-day ballot collection.