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Advocacy groups urging colleges to issue IDs so students can vote

The push is on by some Pennsylvania advocacy groups to get voter ID-compliant cards into the hands of students before the November election.

A recent survey by the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group found that student IDs at 95 of 110 Pennsylvania college campuses did not meet the state’s new voter ID law, specifically providing IDs with expiration dates and photos. Student IDs at a few colleges did not even contain photos, PennPIRG reported.

However, since the law was passed, some Pennsylvania colleges have been issuing new ID cards that comply with the law, including issuing new ID cards or stickers with expiration dates, PennPIRG said.

A coalition of organizations, including the ACLU, Rock the Vote and the Committee of Seventy, have been encouraging schools to inform students about the law.

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