2012-07-12 / Local & State

Pa. Webpage With Old Voter ID Info Still Exists

By Marc Levy
ASSOCIATED PRESS

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania government webpage that carries outdated information on voters’ photo ID requirements apparently lives on in cyberspace, although state elections officials say the votespa.com webpage no longer links to it.

A Department of State spokesman said Monday he wasn’t sure if the page itself could be eliminated from the web.

Pennsylvania’s four-monthold voter ID law requires people to have specific photo IDs to ensure their ballots are counted in November.

The law is being challenged in court as unconstitutional. Every Democratic lawmaker voted against it, and many decried House Republican leader Mike Turzai’s recent claim that it’ll allow Mitt Romney to win Pennsylvania in November’s presidential election.

State officials now say 91 percent of Pennsylvania’s 8.2 million registered voters have state-issued IDs, not the 99 percent previously claimed.

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