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In Philadelphia, New Voter ID Law Hits Elderly Voters the Hardest

Posted on 07/18/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsOver 80 years old and living in Philadelphia? Then there’s more than a one in four chance that you don’t have the identification you’ll need to vote this fall, according to an analysis by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID law requires voters to produce a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID before they are allowed to cast a ballot. Critics charge that the law — which the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging in court — will disenfranchise …