Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Voter ID Made Easy?

The Pennsylvania Department of State introduced the Voter ID card last week, supposedly making it possible for every citizen, no matter their age or income, to obtain proper voting identification. However, that may be easier said than done.

The card, only for voting purposes, is to be used as a last resort. It is to distributed only to those who have already exhausted all of other venues for obtaining an ID. In other words, those who have already made at least one trip to a Department of Transportation office.

In its first two days, 87 cards were distributed to Philadelphia, with another 57 in the rest of Pennsylvania.

Time will tell how much this new card will improve the chances of disenfranchised voters getting to the ballots.

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