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ID rule tightens
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The state has narrowed the photo ID requirement for the 2014 elections.The new law will no longer allow photo IDs from other states to be used at the polls.“Now, it must be a Tennessee driver license or Tennessee gun carry permit,” said election administrator Donna Smith. “Before, it was OK to use a photo license from another state, but the change doesn’t allow them anymore.”The identification requirements were passed a few years ago, making voters show some type of official photo ID when they arrive at the polls. Photo IDs like valid passports and Veterans Administration cards are still accepted.