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Despite Law Being On Hold, PA Voters Can Expect To Be Asked For Photo ID

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By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Well aware of some potential confusion over Pennsylvania’s on-hold Voter ID law, Philadelphia elections officials were spreading the word on Monday about what voters can expect when they visit the polls.

It’s important to know that when you vote in Pennsylvania on Tuesday election judges are still required to ask you for a photo ID. However, you as the voter, at least for this election, are not required to show it. That fine print emerged from the lawsuit over the controversial law. Stephanie Singer, chairperson of the City Commissioner who oversee voting in Philadelphia, wants this crystal clear.

“There is no photo ID required of anyone to vote tomorrow in Pennsylvania,” Singer says.

Jerome Mondesire of the local NAACP hopes voters hear that.

“We think that the voter ID could add some minimal confusion,” Mondesire says, “but I don’t think it’s going to be an overpowering problem.”

Voters with eligibility questions can call 215-686-1590.

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