WJAC-TV: PA Photo ID Availability is Court’s Focus during Tuesday’s Hearing
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law will be the subject of a court hearing Tuesday in Harrisburg, and new arguments will be raised in court over if the law requiring voters to show photo identification should be in effect for November’s election.
Tuesday’s hearing in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg is the latest chapter in a legal challenge to the 6-month-old law.
The state Supreme Court ordered the hearing and said the law can stand for the Nov. 6 election if the judge believes no registered voters will be prevented from casting a ballot. Otherwise, the high court says it should be halted.
The state’s lawyers insist that every eligible voter will be able to get a state-issued ID card, as promised in the law. But the law’s opponents say many people don’t have a photo ID valid under the law and are struggling to get the documentation they need for a state-issued photo ID.
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