Pa. Supreme Court to hear arguments in Voter ID law case

    The state’s new requirement that voters show photo identification before casting their ballots heads to Pennsylvania’s highest court tomorrow.

     The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against the state’s voter ID law in Philadelphia.

    From the commonwealth: that state lawmakers were well within their duties to govern elections by passing a more stringent identification requirement.

    From the legal challengers: that the Commonwealth Court judge who denied a request to block the law before the November 6th election wasn’t using a tight enough legal standard for a matter that concerns voting rights.

    Since a voter ID requirement became law, the state has announced a number of policy changes in order to help implement it. Agencies publicized new ways of confirming Pennsylvanians’ identities and extended licensing center hours. Most notably, the state has created a new identification card meant for voting purposes only that would require fewer documents than the state-issued driver’s license.

    The hearing will be televised live on the PCN Cable Network.

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