A Guide to the Trial Over Texas Voter ID Law

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Verification Procedure

The election judge is required to compare the name on the ID card to the voter registration card or the computerized voter roll maintained at the precinct. If the names are not a match, the election judge can declare them "substantially similar" if the difference is slight (Wendy Davis vs. Wendy Russell Davis), a customary variation (Gregory Abbott vs. Greg Abbott) or if the name is the same but filled out in a different order (Mary Jones vs. Mary Jones Smith).

The election judge also will verify the voter's address before providing a ballot.

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