Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition
“If one citizen is deprived of the right to vote, that’s one too many,” said Joe Certaine, the coalition’s chief of operations.
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.
PennDOT said they gave Viviette Applewhite, 93, a non-driver photo ID even though she did not have the required Social Security card, because she fell within one of the agency’s unwritten exceptions. So what are these exceptions? And who can qualify?
Although the actual impact of a ruling is unclear, grassroots organizations say they will continue voter education efforts on the law until there is a final decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.