FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Dwight Evans
State Rep. John Myers
Evans, Myers to seek repeal of new Pa. Voter ID law
PHILADELPHIA, April 9 – State Reps. Dwight Evans and John Myers, both D-Phila., will hold a news conference 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the PennDOT Service Center, 7121 Ogontz Ave., to announce plans to seek a repeal of the new state Voter ID law.
That bill is H.B. 2313.
"We realize that sometime down the road the courts may very strike down the Pennsylvania Voter ID law," Evans said, "but I believe in taking a proactive step in removing this unnecessary and potentially costly statute."
The law authorizes a free state photo ID card for anyone who doesn’t have one of the other forms of acceptable ID as listed in the law and needs the ID card for voting purposes. Otherwise, state Transportation Department employees will charge the constituent $13.50 for the card.
"We have heard stories of people being turned away at various PennDOT locations and we want to make certain everyone understands if you need a photo ID card to vote, PennDOT is obligated to provide one under the new law," Myers said.
Evans and Myers will be joined by other state and local officials.