Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson granted a partial injunction on October 2, 2012, ruling that Photo ID will not be required of Pennsylvania voters in the upcoming General Election on November 6th, 2012. Click here for the full opinion
Voters will still be asked for ID but be very clear: photo ID will not be required to vote in the voting booths in November.
Please help us spread the word so that all eligible voters have correct information and are encouraged to vote on November 6th!
Voter ID is likely to be required in the future, so SeniorLAW Center will continue to work proudly with the PA Voter Coalition and partners to help senior voters and all voters get ID and know their rights. Call the PA SeniorLAW HelpLine 1-877-PA SR LAW for help in obtaining ID or for legal advice, information or counsel.
ATTENTION FIRST TIME VOTERS IN A DISTRICT: Please note that first-time voters in a district will, as before, be required to show some form of ID, but only if they are voting for the first time in that district. This ID need not be photo ID is not required for first-time voters.
As Act 18, the PA Voter ID law, was not enjoined permanently and not found unconstitutional under the Pennsylvania Constitution, voters will likely be required to produce one of the specific forms of photo ID required by the law beginning in 2013.
All voters can also call the Voter Hotline at 1-877-OUR VOTE for additional questions and assistance.
SeniorLAW Center is a proud member of the PA Voter Coalition.