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Voters' Reactions

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This year's election was one of the most controversial elections in Texas history. For the first time voters had to show an identification card before they could vote. Newschannel 6 went to one of the voting locations in Wichita County to see if the new law had any impact on the voting process.

All the voters Newschannel 6 talked to said the voting process couldn't have been easier. It only took most of them 5 to 10 minutes to vote.

Wichita County Voter Joan Suk said "Oh it was very quick... five minutes max."

It wasn't very crowded, which could have been a reason why it didn't take long to vote.

If there were a lot of people voting, the new law probably would have slowed the voting process down.

Voters could have used a one of seven I.D.'s to be able to vote, but all of the voters Newschannel 6 talked to used their drivers license.

Angel Lynsky said "I used my drivers license because I carry it around anyway's."

Even though voters had to show an I.D. to cast their ballot, some of them weren't happy about.

Wichita County Voter Dean Sanders said "I don't agree of having to show one, but its the law now so I did it."

Others thought it was a good thing.

Wichita County Voter Dick Woodruff said "Of course not you need I.D. I could show five I.D.s. You need an I.D. and a voting card with a picture of some sort, so I was happy to present my driver's license."

None of the voters Newschannel 6 talked to had any issue with their I.D. not matching their voter registration. None of them were forced to vote provisionally.

James Parish, Newschannel 6