One of the provisions of Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson's ruling on the state’s voting law will permit poll workers to ask for photo identification but allows voters to cast a ballot without subsequently having to show their ID.
Simpson ruled Oct. 2 that Pennsylvania's tough new Voter ID Law should be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election.
His decision strikes down two provisions of the law that would have required voters without identification to show their IDs within six days of voting or appear before the county board of elections. The state will still be allowed to educate voters about the new identification requirement.
Supporters argue that the law signed by Gov. Tom Corbett in March will prevent voter fraud. Opponents, which include the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP, claims the ID requirement disenfranchises voters.
There is some concern, particularly among civil rights groups, that unless poll workers are educated about Simpson's ruling, there could confusion at the polls over the ID requirement.
Vote in our poll and tell us in comments whether or not you plan to comply if asked to show your photo ID.