This law could have disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of citizens, including individuals who cannot travel to Pa. Department of Transportation (PennDOT) centers because of work, limited mobility or limited resources; senior citizens whose records have been lost or destroyed over the years; veterans whose military ID cards are inadequate under the new law; and others with disabilities or limited assets for whom the law’s requirements would be unacceptably difficult to meet.
Through that trial we successfully secured a preliminary injunction of the law through the November 2012 and the May 2013 primaries. Governor Tom Corbett announced on May 8, 2014 that the state would not appeal the Commonwealth Court judge’s ruling that prohibits enforcement of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law.
Judge Denies State’s Post-trial Motion
Judge Rules Voter ID Law Unconstitutional
August 13, 2013
Petitioners Request Preliminary Injunction Extend through Appeal
Trial on Permanent Injunction begins
Second Commonwealth Court Hearing
Supreme Court Send Voter ID Case Back to Commonwealth Court
Notice of Appeal Filed
Judge Denies Motion to Intervene
Lawsuit challenging the Voter ID law filed
Voter Id law signed by Gov. Tom Corbett