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Pa. Voter ID Law

(Prinicpal Collete Langston, second from right, with students at Comm Tech High School in Southwest Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

School Life Meets Real Life In One Philadelphia School’s Elections

Students at a Southwest Philadelphia high school are getting political, and they’re learning about casting their votes in the real world.

10/05/2012

(Pa. state rep. Daryl Metcalfe, left, is interviewed by KDKA radio host Mike Pintek.  Credit: NewsRadio 1020 KDKA)

Sponsor of Pa. Voter ID Law Blames ‘Activist Judge’ For Tuesday’s Ruling

On a radio show in Pittsburgh, the sponsor of the bill — Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County, left) — savaged the ruling.

10/02/2012

Even After Judge’s Ruling, Pa. Voter ID Opponents Not Slowing Down

There was applause but not quite jubilation when the Pa. Voter ID Coalition got the news that photo ID cards would not be necessary for next month’s election.

10/02/2012

(This woman got a Penndot ID card in anticipation that she would need it to vote.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Judge Rules Photo ID Won’t Be Required For Pennsylvania Voters This Year

Voters will still be asked for a valid voter ID at the poll in November. But if they don’t have it, they will still be able to cast their vote in the usual manner.

10/02/2012

(Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, speaking at state Democratic Party headquarters in Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Obama Surrogates Pummel Romney During His Visit to Philadelphia

While Mitt Romney makes his case to Republican supporters here in Philadelphia, area Democratic leaders are also making their voices heard.

09/28/2012

(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

As Courts Reevaluate Voter ID Law, Pa. Eases Procedure For Obtaining a Card

As of Tuesday morning, voters can get a voting-only ID without first trying to get a Penndot ID and without showing two proofs of residence.

09/25/2012

(Credit: Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Avoiding Use Of Loophole In State’s Voter ID Law

Philadelphia officials say they’re not going to use a loophole in the state’s controversial voter ID law, despite plans by Montgomery and Allegheny counties to do precisely that.

09/25/2012

Commonwealth Court Set To Hear New Evidence On Implementation Of Voter ID Law

The Commonwealth Court is set to hold an evidentiary hearing on the state’s voter ID law Tuesday morning in Harrisburg.

09/25/2012

(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

At an Oak Lane Charter School, Voter Registration Lesson Becomes Real

More than two dozen students at a Philadelphia charter school took “Voter Registration 101″ on Monday, and it was definitely hands-on.

09/24/2012

(Parkhouse Geriatric Center, in Royersford, Pa.  Photo provided)

Montco Will Offer Voter IDs To All County Residents Through Its Nursing Home

Montgomery County, Pa. is making it easier for eligible voters in the county to get a photo ID in time to cast their ballot in the November election.

09/21/2012

(Angela Lee of PennPIRG, right, listens as Delaware Valley College senior Shelby Rolla speaks with reporters outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Survey: Thousands of College Students May Be Disenfranchised by Pa. ID Law

A new survey finds that Pennsylvania colleges are doing a lot better at making sure students face no surprises this November at the polls, but some are not providing compliant student IDs.

09/19/2012

(The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard the Voter ID appeal in its Philadelphia courtroom, in a proceeding that was televised -- a rare occurrence for the state's high court.  File photo)

Pa. Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Ruling Back To Lower Court For Review

Opponents of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

09/18/2012

(Photo from PCN)

As Pa. Supreme Court Considers Voter ID Appeal, Hundreds Rally to Overturn Law

As the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sat in chambers hearing oral arguments on an effort to overturn the state’s controversial new voter ID law, a rally was held across the street to protest the law.

09/13/2012

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

PennDOT’s Late Thursdays for Voter ID Cards Begin Sept. 27th

The five Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo and exam centers in Philadelphia will stay open until 7pm on Thursdays, from September 27th until November 8th.

09/13/2012

(A sign at a Penndot center advertises that it offers a new, less stringent form of ID card usable only for voting purposes.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

PennDOT Will Keep Phila. Centers Open a Few More Hours Each Week For Voter IDs

Mayor Nutter wanted extra hours and extra personnel at all ID centers every day until Election Day. The state countered with a few extra hours on Thursdays.

09/11/2012

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