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(AP) His portrait hangs in the courthouse where he went to cast an advance ballot, but a former judge in Hutchinson says that wasn't enough to satisfy the state's new voter photo identification law.
The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/OEnMdw ) that retired Reno County District Judge Richard Rome was denied a primary election ballot last week because he didn't have photo identification with him.
The 77-year-old former judge says he was stunned especially because the three people at the polling table knew him.
Rome says he recently renewed his driver's license and hadn't received a new, permanent license with a photo. But he had the old one in his car, and used it to get a ballot.
Poll workers told the newspaper they're requiring photo ID from everyone, including the county's deputy elections officer.