The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 9, 2012

State elections website maintains old info on voter ID law

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's website continues to maintain information suggesting that general election voters don't need to show photo identification, although a new law requires specific kinds of photo ID to ensure their ballots are counted in November.

A Department of State spokesman said Monday he thought the information had been eliminated. Last week, agency officials say they eliminated a different link after The Associated Press pointed it out.

Pennsylvania's four-month-old voter ID law is being challenged in court as unconstitutional. Every Democratic lawmaker voted against it, and decried House Republican leader Mike Turzai's recent claim that it'll allow Mitt Romney to win Pennsylvania in November's presidential election.

State officials now say only 91 percent of Pennsylvania's 8.2 million registered voters have a state-issued ID, not the 99 percent they'd previously claimed.


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