voter identification law

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 …

In Pennsylvania, Voter ID Law Threatens to Exclude Nearly 10 Percent of State’s Voters

Posted on 07/6/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThis post was updated on July 9. Older Pennsylvanians who don’t drive could face a problem in November: They may not be able to vote. According to data released this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, more than 758,000 registered voters in the Keystone State  — some 9.2 percent of Pennsylvania’s 8.2 million voters — do not have DOT-issued ID cards. Under the state’s new voter ID law, that means they may not be able to vote. And the …