FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
STATEMENT FROM COUNCILWOMAN BASS ON VOTER ID RULING
PHILADELPHIA- Today, Cindy Bass, Councilwoman for the 8th District released the following statement regarding the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruling issuing an injunction that will allow those without photo identification to vote this November.
Today’s decision on the so-called voter ID law is momentous for the voters of Pennsylvania; those who are eligible to vote in the November 6th election can do so without showing photo identification.
I am both relieved and excited that this decision has come down on the side of democracy and the fundamental right of voters.
Voting is the most important right of citizenship and now every voter in Pennsylvania will be free to exercise that right.
I encourage voters who have questions about voting to call the toll free Voter Hotline at 855-834-VOTE (8683) and to register by next Tuesday’s deadline, October 9. Regardless of party affiliation, I support ensuring any voter eligible to cast a ballot has the right to do so.