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What are the laws regarding asking for identification during the elections? This is the second time my girlfriend has been asked to show a photo ID at First Presbyterian Church, district 14. I'm in a different district and I've never been asked to show a photo ID.

You have to show identification only if you are a new voter in the county, Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said. Election officials try to verify identification before the election, he said. Anybody who has to show identification when they vote is clearly marked in the polling place book, Shew said. There are many forms of acceptable identification, including driver's license, student ID and utility bills. The ID must have two of the following three things: a photo, current address and name. Anyone who has questions about the identification process or other election questions should call the county clerk's office, 832-5147.


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