Pa. Colleges Scramble To Make School IDs Voter-Acceptable

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For college students attending one of the 14 schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the opportunity to vote Nov. 6 comes down to a sticker.

Efforts to update student identification cards to meet new Pennsylvania voting regulations are under way on campuses, system spokesman Kenn Marshall said Thursday.

In April, the legislature passed a bill requiring voters to show photo identification with an expiration date before casting a ballot.

The bill has received criticism for its changing definitions of acceptable IDs and for making it more difficult for people to vote.

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