PA Voter ID

PA Voter ID Law Put on Hold



Today, a Pennsylvania judge halted the implementation of Pennsylvania’s voter identification law, allowing voters to cast their ballots without IDs on November 6. Rabbi David Saperstein issued a statement welcoming this decision. He emphasized: There are few more vital responsibilities than choosing our communal leaders, and no citizen should be denied the right to exercise that responsibility.”

While the Reform Movement welcomes this decision and the preservation of the right of Pennsylvania voters to cast their ballot with or without ID, the law has not been overturned definitively. We look forward to the reconsideration of the law after November and to the opportunity for Pennsylvanians to freely express their voting rights on Election Day.

Click here to read the rest of Rabbi Saperstein’s comments.
Photo courtesy of VotesPA.com.
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Katharine Nasielski

About Katharine Nasielski

Katharine Burd Nasielski is the Communications Associate at the RAC and was an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant from 2011-2012. She graduated in 2011 from Northwestern University and is originally from Philadelphia, PA where she is a member of Society Hill Synagogue.

One Response to “PA Voter ID Law Put on Hold”

  1. If you do not have to show a photo ID, how can we be sure that the person at the poll is truly that person and that there are no fraudulent ballots cast. A voter should be able, with some sort of government issued ID, prove that in fact they are whom them claim to be. Yes, as many people as possible should be allowed to vote, but we must be sure that each voter is properly registered and certified as the person that they state they are. How do you control one person claiming to be someone else and voting more than once? What prevents organized groups on either side from finding incapacitated voters and sending in imposters to cast voted for them? I believe that the risk of fraud out ways by far any inconvenience posed by having to get a photo ID. Today, to get on an airplane, enter a government building and many other situations now require an individual to show a photo ID. Should casting your vote in an election for our leaders require any less?

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