Pennsylvania Says It Meets Supreme Court’s Voter ID Standard


Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson had until October 2nd to review how voters in Pennsylvania would be able to obtain valid IDs so that they can adhere to the state’s new voter ID law. The state Supreme Court also said that if one voter is disenfranchised, Judge Simpson must issue an injunction to prevent the law from taking effect before November’s election. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of State and PennDOT declared that they’ve met the standards set by the state Supreme Court and are successfully providing potential voters with “liberal access” to the IDs.

A voter must visit a PennDOT office and provide their name, date of birth, Social Security number and address.  PennDOT will confirm if the person is a registered voter and issue the ID. [Daily News]