voter-id

Report: In a shift, Wolf says he’d support ‘reasonable’ voter ID requirements

BY: - July 20, 2021

The revelation was part of an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer published Tuesday, in which Wolf said he had previously drawn a line in the sand on bills containing voter ID language. 

Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums

BY: - June 30, 2021

Such measures are approved by the Legislature before they go before voters in a referendum. Governors have no say on their ratification.

Pa. Senate sends Voter ID constitutional amendment to House for review

BY: - June 23, 2021

Wednesday’s Senate vote comes one day after the GOP-controlled House passed a Republican rewrite of Pennsylvania’s election code.

Despite questions on process, Senate committee advances proposed constitutional change on Voter ID

BY: - June 21, 2021

A proposed constitutional change that would require Pennsylvanians to show identification every time they vote is headed to the floor of the Pennsylvania state Senate. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair, cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 15-9 party-line vote on Monday, which means it could come before the full Senate soon. […]

GOP lawmakers want to change Pa.’s voter ID requirements. Here’s how

BY: - June 11, 2021

If you’re a Pennsylvania voter, the only time you have to show identification at the polls is if it’s your first time casting a ballot at that location. Two state senators want to change that. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has promised to veto legislation that would require voters to show ID every time they vote. […]

Congressional Democrats scrutinize state elections laws for effect on minority voters

BY: - May 25, 2021

Nazita Lajevard, an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University, said her research has focused on how voter ID laws affect minority voters.

Pa. Republicans eyeing tighter voter ID requirements to meet wall of Wolf veto

BY: - April 16, 2021

This difference between what Republicans want, and what Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf might eventually sign, will animate the next three months of negotiations

With one election barely over, state lawmakers look to make fixes ahead of the next one

BY: - December 3, 2020

Time’s likely up for Pennsylvania’s Legislature to override the outcome of the 2020 election. But lawmakers have already turned their eyes to changing how Pennsylvanians vote in the future.

How the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Voting Rights Act opened floodgates for new restrictions

BY: - October 7, 2020

Some observers believe the Shelby County ruling has also caused kind of a ripple effect in places that weren’t subject to pre-clearance.