Repeal Pennsylvania HB934
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Repeal Pennsylvania HB934

    1. Andrew Brown
    2. Petition by

      Andrew Brown

      Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania HB934 is an act amending the Pennsylvania elections code to tighten the restrictions on voting and prevent “voter fraud.” The bill would require all voters to have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, University-issued student ID, or passport at the polls. A Brennan Institute of NYU Law study has found that over 11% of Americans don’t have this form of identification, and that a disproportionate majority is low income, a racial or ethnic minority, or a senior citizen. The bill has an expected cost of $11 million according to PennDOT. While the necessary identification would be given to voters free of charge, voters would be required to seek the identification independently.
Ultimately, this bill will push those who need identification to great lengths and costs (a trip to the DMV can take a significant amount of time and a passport costs $165) in order to vote, or will disfranchise them altogether.
If HB934 passes during this legislative session, it will affect the electorate for the November 2012 election.

We ask Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi and Governor Tom Corbett to repeal PA HB934. We ask that they respect the rights of students, low-income individuals, those of racial and ethnic minorities, and senior citizens to vote as residents of Pennsylvania regardless of whether they possess Pennsylvania ID or a US passport.

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    • Msrgaret Goodman GLEN MILLS, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Requiring this ID smells of a toll tax, which is against American values.

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    • Zach Gozlan SPRINGFIELD, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Voter fraud is an extremely minor issue; this response and disproportionate. There is so much wrong with the disenfranchisement going on here.

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    • John Speer PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a senior citizen who is trying to sell my car to make ends meet. I should not have to pay for a non-driver photo ID should I stop driving. You know in your heart what this is about--a way to stop opponents from voting. Shame on those who vote for this "poll tax."

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    • David Greenwald BLOOMSBURG, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is plainly an updated version of the poll tax and other tricks to prevent members of certain groups from voting. Students deserve the right to vote where they live most of the year, at their college addresses. No other group would be subjected to this sort of ha of harassment.

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    • Mary McCubbin STATE COLLEGE, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This discriminates against poor people and people who live in walkable cities and don't need a drivers license. Voter fraud is NOT a major problem that needs to be prevented by this measure. If I lose my wallet the day before election day, I can't vote! Well, I do vote, and I will make a point of voting againsts ny current legislator if he votes for this ill-advised bill.

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