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Philly licensing centers keeping longer hours

Written by Mary Wilson | Sep 11, 2012 7:41 AM

Voter-Registration-Identification-requirement-ID.jpgPennDOT says five of its Philadelphia licensing centers will keep longer hours on Thursdays in response to customer concerns about getting photo ID in time for the November election:

[F]ive PennDOT locations in Philadelphia County will offer extended hours on Thursday evenings, effective Sept. 27 through Nov. 8.

Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch said that since the Voter ID law was enacted, the vast majority of PennDOT IDs for voting purposes have been issued in Philadelphia County.

“PennDOT actively monitors customer flow at our 71 driver licensing centers statewide and since March, special attention has been focused on monitoring the impact of the Voter ID law,” said Schoch. “Extending our hours in the state’s largest county demonstrates PennDOT’s continuing willingness to help customers comply with the Voter ID law.”

On Thursdays between Sept. 27 and Nov. 8, the following centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

    • 801 Arch St.
    • 1530 South Columbus Blvd.
    • 2320 Island Ave.
    • 919-B Levick St.
    • 7121 Ogontz Ave.

PennDOT will continue to closely monitor customer demand for Voter IDs at every Driver License Center statewide.

For more information, visit www.dmv.state.pa.us.

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