stAllio! has a good post on the subject of the Voter ID law and its impact on voting. The provisional vote process gives us something of a record as to whether otherwise eligible voters were deprived of their right to vote. The Marion County provisional ballots show 34 provisional ballots. Only two followed up by returning to the Clerk’s office to show their ID, thereby allowing their votes to count — meaning 32 of them were apparently disenfranchised. Of those 32, 26 appear to have been long-time voters at their particular precinct.
As stAllio! puts it:
of the 32, 26 were regular, long-term voters who had been voting in that location for years, but this year their votes were taken away from them. and that’s just in marion county, in one election that had low turnout in many areas. how many more were disenfranchised statewide? and how many more will be disenfranchised if the law isn’t overturned?