Since 1920, the League of Women Voters has supported the ideals of a democratic election process and advocated to keep our voting system free, fair and accessible to all eligible Americans. For these reasons, we are pleased about the ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson to suspend the voter ID law for the Nov. 6 election. It is unfortunate that this law created uncertainty for voters, election boards and the Department of Motor Vehicles with its confusing revisions to the requirements of an acceptable photo ID.
Our local league worked hard to prepare and distribute brochures and flyers to help voters comply with the voter ID law. Now we will work just as hard to explain to voters that they will be asked for, but will not be required to show, photo ID in the coming election. Please assist us in our effort to spread the word. Remind your friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers that if they are registered to vote, and they do not have a photo ID, that they will be permitted to vote in November.
We encourage you to make your voice heard by voting on Nov. 6 and by letting your elected officials know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.