HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following response to the Commonwealth Court ruling on voter identification:
"Now that the court has upheld the constitutionality of the law, we can continue to focus our attention on ensuring that every Pennsylvania citizen who wants to vote has the identification necessary to make sure their vote counts.''
Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, whose department oversees elections in Pennsylvania, also issued a statement:
"I am pleased Judge Simpson affirmed the constitutionality of the voter ID law. This law will reinforce the principle of one person, one vote. By giving us a reliable way to verify the identity of each voter, the voter ID law will enhance confidence in our elections.
"We will continue our outreach efforts to make sure all legal Pennsylvania voters know about the law, and know how to get a free ID to vote if needed."
For more information, visit www.votesPA.com.
Janet Kelley, Governor's Office; 717-783-1116
Ron Ruman, Dept. of State; 717-783-1621
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor