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.
The trial over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law begins next week and ACLU and the Commonwealth submitted their final court papers laying out arguments for and against the law.
The chant was, “Don’t block my vote!” as red AARP shirts peppered the lawn at Independence Mall.
Minority city commissioner Al Schmidt says his probe into the May primary is not related to, nor prompted by, the furor over the state’s new voter ID law.
The panel discussion centered on the new law and its connection with a related issue that surfaced two years ago.
Pennsylvania state senator Shirley Kitchen, whose constituency includes North Philadelphia, held a streetcorner rally at 23rd and Allegheny to remind area residents about Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID law.
Several Asian American civil rights groups held a press conference earlier this week to discuss how the Commonwealth’s voter ID law is impacting new immigrants.
Democrats in the Pennsylvania legislature are pouncing on comments by the House Republican leader about the newly enacted, controversial voter ID law.
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai has caused a stir with remarks about the controversial, recently-enacted voter photo ID law.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that in Pennsylvania, Pres. Obama is up, Gov. Corbett is down, and residents are in favor the state’s new voter photo ID law.
Under the new law, a photo ID from any of Pennsylvania’s personal care or long-term care facilities is acceptable at the polls as long as it has an expiration date.
The ACLU of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that its lawsuit over Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law has a trial date.
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.
One of the plaintiffs in the suit says she’s spent the last 10 years trying to prove her identity, and has been voting legally in Philadelphia for nearly 40 years.
The new overseer of Philadelphia elections went before City Council with hat in hand asking for more money to pay the people who man the polls.
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