PENNSYLVANIA COURT PUTS VOTER ID LAW ON HOLD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VOTER ID LAW - THE LATEST
Commonwealth Court has suspended the Voter ID Law. The decision by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson allows every voter to vote on Election Day – with or without a photo ID. Poll workers will still ask voters for a photo ID, but no voter will be prohibited from voting if they don’t have one. The ruling still can be appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The non-partisan Committee of Seventy cautioned that first-time voters and voters registering for the first time in a new voting division will still be required to show an acceptable form of ID when they vote on Election Day. Acceptable forms of ID – which can be either a photo or non-photo ID – include a PA driver’s license, a photo ID card issued by the Department of State, a current utility bill, bank statement or paycheck, among others. The non-photo IDs must contain the voter’s name and address. Voters with questions about this requirement can call the Voter ID coalition hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). Voters can also access more information at www.Seventy.org/voterID.
Now organizations like Committee of Seventy are urging voters to Show up. Turn out. Participate. And VOTE.”
Seventy pointed out the two most important dates for voters and potential voters to be aware of:
• Tuesday, October 9th: The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election for President, for U.S. Senate, for other federal offices and for an array of state offices.
• Tuesday, November 6th: Election Day.
For registration information, details on the Voter ID Law and information on all the races go to http://www.seventy.org/Elections_Elections.aspx