Counties hope to quell Pa. voting law confusion

    County officials are making plans to refresh voters’ knowledge about Pennsylvania’s voting laws.

    The officials said Tuesday they do not anticipate major problems in the May 21 municipal and judicial primary, but they plan to take steps to minimize confusion.

    Amid a pending court challenge of the new voter-identification law, state lawyers have agreed through the primary not to enforce the requirement that voters show photo ID at the polls. That policy, in force during the November election, awaits a judge’s approval.

    But the law requires poll workers to ask voters for photo IDs — even though they are not required. And most voters using absentee ballots must provide identification even though it doesn’t have to be a photo ID.

    The trial of the lawsuit is scheduled for July.

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