Media Coverage of 'Pennsylvania's Identity Crisis'

With three months to go until the General Election, a survey of practices at PennDOT license centers indicates barriers that may make it difficult for Pennsylvanians to obtain photo ID required to vote, according to a new report by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC).

The report, Pennsylvania's Identity Crisis: Rushed Implementation of Voter ID Law Putting Voting Rights at Risk, received extensive media coverage. You can link to recent editorials, news reports and blog posts below.

Editorials & Commentaries:

Voter ID law imperils democracy
Delaware County Daily Times
August 29, 2012 

Avoiding truth about Voter ID
Sunbury Daily Item
August 16, 2012

Probe shows undue voting ID burdens at PennDOT centers
Chambersburg Public Opinion
August 15, 2012

Columnist Mark Guydish: Voter ID difficulty is varied in area
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
August 13, 2012

Pa. Voter ID gets messier
Erie Times-News
August 9, 2012

News Reports:

New State Voter ID card rolls out today
Fox 43 News
August 28, 2012

Report: PennDOT Not Steering Pennsylvanians to Free State Identification
Public News Service
August 23, 2012

Commonwealth Court validates Voter ID law
The Shippensburg News-Chronicle
August 16, 2012

Reactions mixed on voter ID
Delaware County Daily Times
August 16, 2012

Parenting: Getting kids to vote
WABC-TV
August 16, 2012

Court Upholds PA Voters ID Bill
YourErie.com/WJET-TV
August 15, 2012

Capitolwire: Implementing components of Voter ID law 'a learning process,' Corbett says. (Subscription Required)
Capitolwire.com
August 6, 2012

Report Cites Voter Troubles Obtaining Photo ID
Pamatters.com/Radio PA
August 6, 2012

Report cites voter ID shortfalls at PennDOT centers
Newsworks (WHYY-FM)
August 5, 2012

Corbett downplays report of difficulties at licensing centers
WiTF-FM/Newsworks (WHYY-FM)
August 5, 2012

Group asks delay for Voter ID law
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
August 4, 2012

Report calls Pa. voter ID law ‘identity crisis’
ABC 27
August 4, 2012

Survey cites difficulties getting Pa. voter ID
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 4, 2012

Opponents of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law say hurdles make compliance hard
The Harrisburg Patriot-News
August 4, 2012

PennDOT answers critics of its voter ID response
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 4, 2012

Liberal Group Says PennDOT Making Process To Get PA Voter ID Difficult
CBS Philly
August 3, 2012

Survey Shows PennDOT May Not Be Ready To Implement Voter ID Law
WESA-FM (NPR Station in Pittsburgh)
August 3, 2012

Study: PennDOT workers ill-prepared to handle new voter ID law
The Allentown Morning Call
August 3, 2012

Pennsylvania Voter ID Proves Hard to Obtain, Group Says
Bloomberg Businessweek
August 3, 2012

Report Says Voter ID Procedures Creating Barriers for Voters (Subscription Required)
Pennsylvania Legislative Services (PLS)
August 3, 2012

Witnesses testify Pa. voter ID law confuses voters”
The Associated Press
August 1, 2012

Capitolwire: Aichele testifies in court on Voter ID challenge (Subscription Required)
Capitolwire.com
July 31, 2012

Blogs:

Chaos at the PennDOT
Third and State
August 23, 2012

Voter Suppression Update for August 16, 2012
Fair Elections Network
August 16, 2012

Despite Court Ruling, State Should Still Delay Voter ID Law
NorthcentralPA.com
August 15, 2012

PennDOT Not Ready to Implement #VoterID
Keystone Politics
August 6, 2012

New Report Finds Continued Barriers for Voters Needing Photo ID
Pathways PA Policy Blog
August 3, 2012

Sharon Ward’s quotes on Voter ID passage
Above Average Jane
August 3, 2012

Commonwealth’s Procedures May Create Barriers for Voters Needing Photo ID
NorthcentralPA.com
August 3, 2012 

New Report: PA has a (voter) identity crisis
Capitol Ideas with John Micek
August 3, 2012

Commonwealth’s Procedures May Create Barriers for Voters Needing Photo ID
Chester County Democratic Committee Blog
August 3, 2012