League of Women Voters celebrates ID victory
LEWISBURG — One group is happy the state’s voter ID law has been thrown out. The League of Women Voters was campaigning to stop the regulation. Susan Carty, President of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, says the law would not have been fair to everyone. She says there are not enough opportunities for Pennsylvania residents to get the proper ID.
“Pennsylvania has almost 1/3 of its counties compromised. The citizens of those counties either have no drivers license center at all, or they have a one day or two day opportunity to get their license. The extent of citizens of Pennsylvania have a long drive or no public transportation to get to the centers for the photo ID.”
Carty says had there been adequate access for all Pennsylvanians to have a proper ID, they may have supported the law. “The state did not respond at all in adding any additional locations in the counties that did not have centers. Thus, they did not provide an opportunity for citizens to access this particular ID.”
The Lewisburg League of Women Voters is celebrating 60 years. They are known for their yearly Voters Guide, which is available now. Carty was a guest on WKOK’s On The Mark program Friday. You can hear more about the LWV here. (Codi Jade)