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Will College IDs Stop Students from Voting?

Local colleges are working to make sure their students' votes will count.

If the Presidential Election this year is anything like it was four years ago, college students will be amongst the thousands lining up to vote in Radnor Township.

So how will a Pennsylvania Voter ID law, if still in effect come November, affect their ability to cast a vote?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of State, an ID issued by an accredited Pennsylvania public or private institution of higher learning (not an out-of-state institution) is acceptable provided that the ID contains a name, a photo, and a current expiration date.

Read all of the facts about student voting in the document in the pdf section of this article.

Not all college IDs include expiration dates, so local schools are making changes to make them acceptable.

ordered stickers for the back of its campus ID cards known as the “Wildcard.” The stickers include a hologram with the university’s name and logo, as well as an expiration date. The university will distribute the stickers to its campus community during the fall semester.

is providing expiration date stickers for student ID cards, making them acceptable to the possible new law.

added an expiration date to their cadet photo identification.

All incoming student IDs at will have an expiration date; the date will be the student's expected graduation date. Any returning student has the opportunity to visit a centralized location on campus when they return for the fall semester to have an expiration date placed on their ID. The college began putting expiration dates on new student IDs this summer, with graduate students studying at off-site locations.

Pat Shane August 17, 2012 at 03:57 PM
This is Voter Suppression at its finest. Watch the video and sign the petition to end Voter Suppression. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9TjVsQa57c
I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out August 17, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Voter suppression? Facts are needed to prove it, not biased videos. The Supreme Court has already ruled and disagreed with you.
John Nagle August 18, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Charlie, the ruling was from Commonwealth Court and is being taken to the State Supreme Court.
I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out August 18, 2012 at 01:22 PM
John....In 2008 the USA Supreme Court ruled in favor of requiring photo id's in order to vote. Here's some info on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_v._Marion_County_Election_Board Interesting item at this trial was that the plaintiffs were unable to produce a witness who was unable to comply with the photo id law.
Renov8 September 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Why A voter id is needed. And who says voter fraud does not happen in this country..... http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/will-this-devious-group-steal-your-vote/
Renov8 September 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Another read for those still in doubt. Ignorance is no excuse for being a lazy voter! http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/only-reason-you-need-to-vote-out-obama/

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