Pa. Voter ID Law

(Penndot now offers an ID card for use by voters needing identification to comply with the new law.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

With 6 Sitting Justices, Pa. Supreme Court Could Tie Over Voter ID Appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordinarily has seven justices, but Justice Joan Orie Melvin was suspended in May.

09/07/2012

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Service Workers’ Union Pitches In With Pa. Voter ID Assistance

“You got your ID?” one person involved in the campaign asked passersby.

08/29/2012

Pennsylvania Wants Later Date For ACLU’s Voter ID Appeal

A week after a state court judge refused to block Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, the Commonwealth responded to the ACLU’s request for a swift appeal, saying a hearing date in mid-October would be ideal.

08/23/2012

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Opponents of Pa. Voter ID Law Vow Appeal

“This decision by Judge Simpson is dripping in political partisanship,” says Jerry Mondesire, the president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.

08/15/2012

(Viviette Applewhite, 93, is lead plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's new voter ID law.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Judge Won’t Halt Pennsylvania Voter Identification Law

A Pennsylvania judge isn’t stopping a tough new voter identification law from going into effect.

08/15/2012

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Need An ID To Vote? There’s An App For That

A national civil rights organization has launched a high-tech way to educate voters who they say will need an ID regardless of the outcome.

08/13/2012

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Watchdog Group Says Voters Shouldn’t Use Absentee Ballots to Skirt ID Law

Play by the rules. That’s the word from Philadelphia’s election watchdog group, The Committee of 70.

08/06/2012

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Pa. Top Election Official Disputes Negative Impact of New Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Commonwealth was on the witness stand during day five of the court hearing on Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law.

07/31/2012

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke, at lectern, with other city officials during a press conference at Strawberry Mansion High School.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Officials Promise To Help Voters Overcome ID Law Difficulties

City Council president Darrell Clarke promised that he and his colleagues will use campaign funds to arrange transportation for registered voters to get Penndot photo IDs when needed.

07/30/2012

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Testimony Highlights Controversy of Pennsylvania’s New Voter ID Law

A top elections official admits that the Commonwealth has no idea how many voters do not have valid ID for voting.

07/30/2012

(Pennsylvania legislators from Philadelphia published a guide to assist voters with the new ID requirement.   File photo by Ed Fischer)

Pa. Official Takes Witness Stand to Defend State’s New Voter ID Law

Shannon Moyer of the Pennsylvania Department of State began the day testifying about the Commonwealth’s voter education efforts.

07/27/2012

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In Voter ID Law Court Fight, Expert Says Pennsylvania Is Soft-Pedaling The Impact

On Day Two of the hearing over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, an elections expert has testified that the number of people affected by the new law could be substantially larger than the Commonwealth acknowledges.

07/26/2012

(Viviette Applewhite, 93, is lead plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's new voter ID law.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Courtroom Showdown Over Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

“It’s been like hell for me,” says lead plaintiff Viviette Applewhite, 93, who testified that she’s been trying for years to get acceptable ID.

07/25/2012

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Hundreds Rally In Harrisburg To Oppose New Pa. Voter ID Law

“I say to you, and I want you to quote me directly: Tom Corbett is liar!” Jerome Mondesire of the NAACP told the crowd.

07/24/2012

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US Dept. of Justice Evaluating Legality of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

The US Department of Justice says it is reviewing whether Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law is in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.

07/24/2012

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