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Pennsylvania schools making ID changes so students can vote

Andy Williams   ||   Aug 24, 2012  ||   

Now that a judge has upheld Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, more schools are moving to ensure their students will have a proper ID that will enable them to vote in the upcoming election. That involves making sure students are equipped with a photo ID with an expiration date.

The Pennsylvania branch of the Public Interest Research Group had reported that just 15 of the state’s 110 universities provided a photo ID that show the holder is a current student.

Some of the schools that already meet the voter ID law requirements are Villanova, Lafayette, Temple, Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania.

Challengers of the new law had argued that it would make voting more difficult for the elderly, minorities and students, who are less likely to have the most commonly used form of state IDs.

Commented one community college administrator: “We have a long history of encouraging civic engagement on part of students.” He said all new students will receive IDs with expiration dates.

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