Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Delayed Until After November Elections

Pennsylvania voters will not be required to produce identification to cast ballots in November.
August 19, 2013
 

Pennsylvania voters will not be required to produce identification to cast ballots in November.

A Commonwealth Court judge has barred enforcement of the state's 2012 voter ID law until he makes a final determination in the case challenging the legislation.

In his ruling Friday, Judge Bernard McGinley said while poll workers asking for ID was not itself disenfranchisement, a hardship was created for voters by the state's misleading or nonexistent information on the new law's requirements.

"The court cannot (in good conscience) ignore the fact that the information conveys to electors, if relayed at all, in the last two regularly scheduled elections, was inaccurate," he wrote.

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