Voter ID 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.
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.
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.
When it comes to liberalizing voting laws, the dark ages are catching up to Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordinarily has seven justices, but Justice Joan Orie Melvin was suspended in May.
“You got your ID?” one person involved in the campaign asked passersby.
Starting today, a new Pennsylvania ID is being made available to help potential voters get ready for the November election.
“This decision by Judge Simpson is dripping in political partisanship,” says Jerry Mondesire, the president of the Pennsylvania NAACP.
A Pennsylvania judge isn’t stopping a tough new voter identification law from going into effect.
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.
After six days of testimony, the showdown over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will culminate this morning with closing arguments.
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.