By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The parties in the voter ID case agree that voters will not need to show photo ID at the polls in order to vote in May. They filed the agreement with the court Thursday.
The consent agreement signed by lawyers in the lawsuit asks the court to keep the block of the act in place through the May primary.
ACLU Legal Director Vic Walczak, who represents the plaintiffs, says, “This is good news for voters and for elections officials that they know months in advance that the ID requirement will not be in effect when voters next go to the polls in May.”
The Department of State confirmed that if Judge Robert Simpson approves of the party’s compromise, soft roll out procedures where voters are asked, but are not required to show ID will be in effect.
A trial on whether the law is constitutional is set for July. A final decision isn’t expected until 2014.