Some PennDOT centers providing wrong information about Pennsylvania voter ID law


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Some PennDOT driver's license centers around Pennsylvania are still distributing materials saying photo ID is required to vote Nov. 6, despite a ruling to the contrary last week from a Commonwealth Court judge.

A center in Penn Hills was still displaying posters today for the state's "Show It" voter education campaign on the suspended voter ID requirement and had a table with information sheets saying "Photo ID required for November 2012 Election."

A center in Harrisburg also displayed material saying ID was required to vote.

In suburban Pittsburgh, the Allison Park driver's license center in McCandless was free of the materials.

Several complaints about out-of-date voter ID materials in other PennDOT centers has been reported to staff at the Pennsylvania Voter ID coalition in Philadelphia, according to Ellen Kaplan, vice president and policy director of the civic group Committee of Seventy.

PennDOT spokeswoman Jan McKnight said via email that all supervisors at the centers "we instructed to remove all signage and materials that indicated an ID is required for November's election" and the department would "address the issue" with those centers still offering the materials.

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Tim McNulty: tmcnulty@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1581.


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