Tough Day for Voters
By Marcin Bryszak
The newly passed voter-ID is causing confusion at the voting polls in Pennsylvania despite it not coming into effect until after the 2012 elections.
When the new law comes into place, all voters will need to provide photo IDs with an expiration date.
The new voter-ID law will be implemented after the 2012 Election.
On Tuesday morning, the officials at Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, received a complaint of Republicans outside a polling station in Homestead who were stopping the voters, asking for identification.
A county judge ordered to stop the action.
This is not the first confusion Pennsylvania has encountered regarding voting.
In Philadelphia PA, there was a reported confusion at polling stations across the metro area. At a station in South Philadelphia, a poll worker started asking for identification after a visitor asked why she was not instructing the voters to provide those.
In other swing states are other problems are also occurring.
An hour into Florida polls opening, hundreds of voters received robocalls from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office mistakenly telling them that their deadline to vote was 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The polls, in fact, close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. According to The Tampa Bay Times, the calls went out because of a glitch with the office’s phone system.
District of Columbia was another place where voters have been getting robocalls.
A large number of D.C. voters reported getting morning robocalls from the D.C. Democratic State Committee, who were urging the voters to go to the polls on Wednesday – the wrong day.