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“Secretary of the Commonwealth reminds Pennsylvanians of voter registration deadline”

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This April 13, 2015  Pittsburgh Action news article talks about the upcoming deadline for voter registration.  The deadline is April 20, 2015 if you plan on making your voice heard in the 2015 election you need to register now or you will lose that opportunity to be heard until next year.

“Why does Pennsylvania make it so hard to vote? PennLive editorial”

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This January 2, 2015 PennLive article talks about the ways that Pennsylvania makes it more challenging for citizens to vote as compared to other states who not only simplify the process, but manage to secure the integrity of the vote at the same time without creating unneeded hardship on voters.

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of ...

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pennsylvania Dept. of State Election Results

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For those who would like to see how Pennsylvania voters in their district voted, or maybe would like to see what the numbers looked like in other counties, this resource offers what they have called the “Unofficial Results” on their site.

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of ...

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Why Voter ID Laws Aren’t Really about Fraud”

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This October 20, 2014 PBS article talks about the reasons behind voter ID laws that have almost nothing to do with fraud by people voting in person at their polling place.

“Today’s the deadline to register to vote in Pa. primary”

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This April 21, 2014 WITF article reminds us that today is the last day people who want to vote in the primary elections will be able to register to vote.  If you plan on voting be sure to ask yourself, “Am I registered to vote at my current address?”  If you have moved and plan on voting, it is important you register for your current address so you can be sure to have your voice heard on election day.

You can register to vote at any time, but today is the deadline for being able to vote in the primary.  So If you register tomorrow or next week, you will be in good shape for the general election in November, just not the primary.

I Voted!

I Voted! (Photo credit: Vox Efx)

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“Judge Strikes Down Photo ID Requirement For Pennsylvania Voters”

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This January 17, 2014 CBS Philly article talks about the judge’s ruling to strike down the voter id requirement in Pennsylvania.

 

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“Here’s why voter ID will be requested, not required, in November elections: PennLive letters “

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Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 15, 2013 article found on the Patriot-News powered Penn Live website in Central Pennsylvania, explains why voters will be asked for ID at the coming election, but NOT required in most cases to present it.  the long-standing rule about someone who is a first time voter at their assigned polling place will still apply.  Voters who have voted at their assigned polling place before will be asked for id, but NOT required to show it.  The new Voter ID law is still on hold by order of the state Supreme Court. Here’s a link to an August 16, 2013 article that talks about the court ruling on Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law found on the HuffPost website

 

“Judge Blocks State Voter ID Law”

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This August 16, 2013 article on the New York Times website talks about the blocking of the Voter ID law in Pennsylvania.

“Lawyers Spar Over Voter ID Law In Court”

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This July 31, 2013 article on the UMBC website talks about the ongoing trial over Voter ID in Pennsylvania

 

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