Pa. Voter ID Law

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Pa. Commonwealth Court Affirms Its Decision Overturning Voter ID Law

That means the law requiring voters to show ID cards is dead unless the Pennsylvania Supreme Court steps in.

04/29/2014

(Floyd Carson holds his expired Penndot ID card.  As of April 1st, the fee for a new card is $27.50.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

For Those Living Hand-to-Mouth, New Penndot ID Card Fee is Harsh Slap

The price of a Penndot identification card more than doubled on April 1st, to $27.50.

04/01/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Wants Commonwealth Judge To Reconsider Voter ID Knockdown

Corbett says he has several additional options regarding the ruling by a Commonwealth Court judge that the voter ID requirement is unconstitutional: he can ask for a hearing before the entire Commonwealth Court, or he can appeal to the state Supreme Court.

01/22/2014

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Judge Strikes Down Photo ID Requirement For Pennsylvania Voters

A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.

01/17/2014

(Pa. woman holds her new voter ID. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Pa. Judge Weighing Arguments To Overturn State’s Voter ID Law

The trial in the case challenging Pennsylvania’s voter ID law has wrapped up with closing arguments before a Commonwealth Court judge.

08/01/2013

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Closing Arguments In Pa. Voter ID Law Challenge Set For Thursday

After several hours of wrangling over analysis of data pertaining to how many voters were unable to obtain proper ID prior to last year’s election, the judge postponed closing arguments until Thursday.

07/31/2013

(US attorney general Eric Holder, at lectern and on large screen, addresses the National Urban League.  Credit: Justin Udo)

US Attorney General, in Philadelphia, Promises Strong Civil Rights Agenda

Eric Holder touched on issues that are currently affecting our region.

07/25/2013

(credit:  Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

Opening Arguments Held As ACLU Fights To Overturn Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law

The Harrisburg courtroom was standing-room-only as opening statements were presented. The complete presentation by both sides took just over one hour.

07/15/2013

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Trial To Open On Lawfulness Of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law heads back to court Monday after nearly a year in legal purgatory. Opening arguments begin this afternoon in a trial that is expected to last two weeks.

07/15/2013

(Jessica Pickens, 19, of Chicago stands with fellow voting rights activists outside the US Supreme Court on June 25th.   Credit: Pete Marovich/ MCT via Getty Images)

Voting Rights Advocates See Hard Times In Wake Of US Supreme Court Decision

“This decision was a bad day for America and for voting,” says Jennifer Clarke, executive director of the Public Interest Law Center and one of the plaintiff attorneys in Pennsylvania’s yearlong battle over voter ID.

06/25/2013

(A sign outside a Penndot office advertises the availability of voter ID cards which the law, later delayed, would have required on Election Day.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Arizona Voter ID Law Overturned; Little Effect Seen on Pennsylvania Law

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will be argued in Commonwealth Court next month but, according to ACLU attorney Vic Walczak, who represents the plaintiffs challenging the law, the issues are completely different.

06/17/2013

(Notices posted in English and Spanish by the Committee of 70 alerted voters that they did not need to show ID cards for last November's election.)

Challenge to Pa. Voter ID Law Likely To Drag Beyond May 2013 Primary

ACLU legal director Vic Walczak says the judge will likely schedule a hearing between now and May to determine whether to block the law for the primary.

12/13/2012

(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

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

Election judges are still required to ask Pennsylvania voters for a photo ID. However, at least for this election, voters are not required to show it.

11/05/2012

(Former Philadelphia councilman Juan Ramos holds an image of a billboard that he says the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has purchased with the intent of confusing Hispanic voters.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Latino Leader Irate Over Pa. Billboards He Says Are Misleading

“Take those signs down — take ‘em down!” says former city councilman Juan Ramos.

10/22/2012

(A Peco pamphlet received by customers this week erroneously states that a valid photo ID will be required to vote in Pennsylvania this year.  Image provided)

Some Pa. Voters Still Getting Erroneous Voter ID Warnings

Pennsylvania voters do not have to present a photo ID to vote next month, but Peco customers and city retirees recently received the wrong information in the mail.

10/17/2012

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