The Corbett administration is dismissing complaints about the latest version of TV ads about the state’s voter ID law.
The Corbett administration announced this week that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will join two dozen other states in a consortium designed to identify duplicate voter registrations.
“Take those signs down — take ‘em down!” says former city councilman Juan Ramos.
Pennsylvania’s roll in the voter ID law has a multi-million dollar price tag, but most of the money will not come from state coffers.
The Pennsylvania Department of State’s new voter ID will be available at PennDOT driver licensing centers beginning Monday.
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.
The Pennsylvania Department of State reported earlier this year that 99-percent of registered voters have a PennDOT-issued photo ID, but figures released on Tuesday tell a different story.
Philadelphia election officials, anxious to make sure voters have photo ID, are waiting impatiently for data from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Under the new law, student IDs are acceptable if they contain the students name, the name of the institution, the student’s photo and an expiration date. Since most Pennsylvania college IDs don’t comply, students who want to vote in the Commonwealth are left with a choice.
Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law requires that, beginning in November of this year, all voters present a photo ID every time they vote. But you need to plan ahead.