The Constitution doesn't give an absolute right to vote. Therefore, the states create their own voting laws. The federal government also ensures this basic right is protected throughout the country through federal voting rights laws.
Each state must maintain its own electoral system and is bound to protect the sanctity of the election process. Although some state laws might make it more difficult to vote, they are acceptable if they don't violate federal laws or constitutional protections.
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While the federal government has laws addressing acceptable forms of identification, states can also set their own laws. These laws are controversial mainly because groups that are less likely to have identification (low-income, minorities, the elderly) may be disproportionately impacted by these ID requirements.