Photo ID Will Not Be Required to Vote on November 6, 2012

Washington, DC [Oct. 2, 2012] - Today is good day for democracy with yet another victory for voting rights. A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge ruled that photo ID will not be required at the polls on November 6th.  

“This is an important victory for all Pennsylvanians,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, national League President.  “A significant barrier to voting has been removed for this important general election.”

“Hundreds of thousands of eligible voters will now have access to the polls without any unnecessary barriers,” said Olivia Thorne, PA State League President. “Now we can focus our work on registering and informing the state’s voters.”

“The League of Women Voters throughout Pennsylvania will continue registering voters until the deadline on October 9th,” said Thorne.  “In the few weeks that remain between today and Election Day, it will be important that all voters and the election workforce realize that photo ID is not required to vote on November 6th.  We urge everyone with computer access to visit SmartVoter.org, our online Voters Guide, to learn more about the candidates running for office and who they can vote for in this coming election. ”

“We live in the world’s greatest democracy and our voting systems should remain free, fair and accessible. Today’s decision helps us guarantee that right for all voters,” concluded MacNamara.

CONTACT: Kelly Ceballos, 202-263-1331, KCeballos@lwv.org