In the last few months, as the campaign for the White House gains steam, the spotlight has returned to the slew of Voter ID legislation posed in the last few years. The concept of the legislation is relatively simple: each state is free to determine what type of identification a voter must show before being allowed to cast a ballot in an election. In some state this is as simple as showing something with your name and address such as a recent utility bill or bank statement. In other states this is much stricter and may require the [show] of a valid, non-expired photo-id. The map below is a snapshot of the current legislation in the United States.