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Proposal raises concerns about Ohioans' photo IDs

COLUMBUS, OH (AP) -

A proposal to require Ohioans to have photo identification to vote is raising questions about how many people might not meet that requirement.

The Columbus Dispatch reports opponents of the proposal contend hundreds of thousands of Ohioans don't have state-issued photo IDs.

But the newspaper found the number of voting-age people with an Ohio driver's license or photo ID is about 28,000 more than the number of voting-age residents that Ohio had in the 2010 census.

One professor at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law who specializes in election administration says it's not possible every citizen in Ohio has a license. Daniel Tokaji says there are several reasons records might show more licenses than people, such as the population being undercounted or residents with Ohio IDs leaving the state.

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