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ACLU: Some voters lacking ID wrongly refused ballots in Tuesday's vote

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PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A civil liberties group says some voters were wrongly turned away from voting in Tuesday's primary because they did not have a photo ID, rather than being given a provisional ballot to vote.

WLNE-TV (http://bit.ly/1xTbngH ) reports that the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it had poll watcher at 12 precincts on Tuesday, the first election when a photo ID was required to vote.

ACLU Executive Director Steven Brown says they saw some voters wrongly turned away.

Brown says the law says voters without a photo ID should be offered a provisional ballot.

The law has become an issue in the race for secretary of state. Democrat Nellie Gorbea (gor-BAY'-ah) wants to repeal it, while Republican John Carlevale wants to keep it.

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