Voter ID Law Struck Down; Registration Deadline Tuesday

vote-register1Voters heading to the polls for the Presidential election on Nov. 6 will not be required to show a photo ID after all. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson granted a temporary injunction barring the implementation of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law. He concluded that acquiring a photo ID could be a hardship for voters and would thus disenfranchise them. Pennsylvania Department of State, which oversees elections, had spent millions of dollars preparing for the new law, including an arrangement with PennDOT to make available photo cards for voting. But Judge Simpson said he found the cards were not being rolled out fast enough. Voters will be asked for a photo ID on Nov. 6, but they’ll still be able to cast a ballot even if they don’t have one. Supporters of the law said they’ll continue their efforts in hopes of having photo ID required in time for the 2013 elections.

Final day for residents to register, change political party or report change of address in order to be eligible to vote on Nov. 6 is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Voters will be able to cast ballots for President and Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senate, Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer, U.S. Congress, as well as state Senate and state House of Representatives. General voter registration information is available by calling toll-free 1-877-868-3772. Potter County specific information is available at 814-274-8467. Local information is also posted on the county’s website, pottercountypa.net, where there is a list of polling locations and sample ballots for all precincts.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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Voter ID Law Struck Down; Registration Deadline Tuesday

vote-register1Voters heading to the polls for the Presidential election on Nov. 6 will not be required to show a photo ID after all. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson granted a temporary injunction barring the implementation of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law. He concluded that acquiring a photo ID could be a hardship for voters and would thus disenfranchise them. Pennsylvania Department of State, which oversees elections, had spent millions of dollars preparing for the new law, including an arrangement with PennDOT to make available photo cards for voting. But Judge Simpson said he found the cards were not being rolled out fast enough. Voters will be asked for a photo ID on Nov. 6, but they’ll still be able to cast a ballot even if they don’t have one. Supporters of the law said they’ll continue their efforts in hopes of having photo ID required in time for the 2013 elections.

Final day for residents to register, change political party or report change of address in order to be eligible to vote on Nov. 6 is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Voters will be able to cast ballots for President and Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senate, Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer, U.S. Congress, as well as state Senate and state House of Representatives. General voter registration information is available by calling toll-free 1-877-868-3772. Potter County specific information is available at 814-274-8467. Local information is also posted on the county’s website, pottercountypa.net, where there is a list of polling locations and sample ballots for all precincts.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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Voter ID Law Struck Down; Registration Deadline Tuesday

vote-register1Voters heading to the polls for the Presidential election on Nov. 6 will not be required to show a photo ID after all. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson granted a temporary injunction barring the implementation of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law. He concluded that acquiring a photo ID could be a hardship for voters and would thus disenfranchise them. Pennsylvania Department of State, which oversees elections, had spent millions of dollars preparing for the new law, including an arrangement with PennDOT to make available photo cards for voting. But Judge Simpson said he found the cards were not being rolled out fast enough. Voters will be asked for a photo ID on Nov. 6, but they’ll still be able to cast a ballot even if they don’t have one. Supporters of the law said they’ll continue their efforts in hopes of having photo ID required in time for the 2013 elections.

Final day for residents to register, change political party or report change of address in order to be eligible to vote on Nov. 6 is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Voters will be able to cast ballots for President and Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senate, Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer, U.S. Congress, as well as state Senate and state House of Representatives. General voter registration information is available by calling toll-free 1-877-868-3772. Potter County specific information is available at 814-274-8467. Local information is also posted on the county’s website, pottercountypa.net, where there is a list of polling locations and sample ballots for all precincts.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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