(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials said eight state driver service centers will open on the first Saturdays of October and November to make it easier for residents who want to votre in the Nov. 6 election, but lack the necessary state-issued photo identification, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.
A state law that went into effect at the beginning of the year requires state residents to present a federal or state-issued photo ID to vote. The Saturday hours offered at the centers will only serve would-be voters in need of state-issued IDs, the paper says.
As of last Thursday, Tennessee had issued 22,355 photo IDs for voting purposes, according to the Free Press.
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