A WIN FOR THE VOTER WHAT A WAY TO START THE YEAR!
I encourage you to read these words from Judge McGinley’s order dated January 17, 2013.
“Accordingly, I DECLARE Section 3 of Act 18, as to the in-person voting requirements in Section 1210 of the Election Code, 25 P.S. §3050, is invalid and unconstitutional on its face as the provision and issuance of compliant identification does not comport with liberal access and unreasonably burdens the right to vote.”
The Judge also wrote there was no compelling state interest present that could override this right, that voter fraud is “exceedingly rare” and that “a vague concern about voter fraud does not rise to a level that justifies the burdens constructed here.”
Respect for the voter and for the state constitution has been restored! An appeal by the state has been filed. And now in the aftermath, we as League members consider how our support and education for the voter will be needed.
As Spring 2014 election season arrives, we must be certain that Chester County voters experience no confusion regarding ID. The confusion factor is a proven deterrent to voting. We will do all that we can to support and defend our right.
I encourage you to join us at our monthly Board Meetings. All members are welcome! It is your opportunity to see how we work for the League and to hear more about the issues we face!
I look forward to seeing you there!
STAY WARM STAY SAFE BE PREPARED