Details of Pa. voter ID enforcement ban in dispute

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Both sides in a trial of Pennsylvania’s voter-identification law agree it should not be enforced in the Nov. 5 election, but a judge first must settle a dispute over details.

Attorneys laid out their arguments in briefs filed in Commonwealth Court on Monday.

The court has blocked enforcement of the new photo ID requirement since before last year’s presidential election.

The plaintiffs’ lawyers say any ban on enforcement should stay in effect until the state Supreme Court settles the pending constitutional challenge. They say that local officials shouldn’t have to go through the motions of asking voters to show photo IDs.

Attorneys for the state say the enforcement issue should be considered one election at a time and that asking voters to show ID reminds them about the pending requirement.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus