Voter ID law won't be enforced in PA's May primary

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 14, 2013 5:41 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's voter identification law won't be enforced in the May 21 primary.

Lawyers in a pending lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality have agreed that voters will not be required to show photo ID at the polls as a condition of voting.

That means local election officials can ask voters to show ID, but they will be permitted to cast ballots as usual even if they lack the necessary documents.

Whether the law is constitutional is expected to be decided in a trial in state Commonwealth Court that's slated to start July 15.

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson halted the law before last fall's presidential election on grounds that the state failed to make it possible for voters to easily get IDs before the election.

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