NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that requires Tennessee voters to show photo identification before they can cast ballots has been signed by the governor.
Under the proposal, a person who can't show proper identification would be able to vote by provisional ballot, and individuals in nursing homes or group homes would be exempt.
Supporters say the law is needed to protect the integrity of the ballot box, while opponents are concerned it might disenfranchise voters.
Also earlier this week, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a measure that seeks to curtail the production of methamphetamine in Tennessee through the use of an electronic tracking system.
A statewide electronic logbook will be used to stop illicit purchases of over-the-counter cold and allergy products containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to cook meth.
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