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  •  No provisionals for this election. (8+ / 0-)

    At least not for this reason.  The judge moved the transition period to include this election.  So they can ask for your ID, but if you don't have one, you can vote normally.  They just tell you to have a photo ID for the next election.  A pain and a hassle and likely longer lines, but not more provisionals.

    "The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please, pay attention." Molly Ivins

    by janmtairy on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 07:49:13 AM PDT

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    •  Depending on the clerk, (5+ / 0-)

      they may not worry about asking for ID but just remind people to have ID for the next election. Not sure what the early voting requirements are in PA, but might not be a bad idea for folks there to start encouraging people to vote early, along with continuing to work on the ID issue so we're not faced with the same problems at the mid-terms.

      As for litigatormom above, there are good reasons for provisionals in normal elections; for example, if a person comes in to vote but they're listed as having been sent an absentee ballot, or if for some reason they're not listed on the election rolls. The provisional ballot will be counted once it's verified that they were eligible to vote in that precinct and that they hadn't already voted absentee.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:23:22 AM PDT

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      •  Early voting in PA doesn't exist. (3+ / 0-)
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        renzo capetti, mallyroyal, raincrow

        Wish it did.  The Repubs in charge prefer to clog up the Dem polling places in Philadelphia.  

        I used to be an election judge in Philadelphia.  From poll opening to about 9 am, 90% Dems.  Republicans (and a few elderly Dems) would vote from 10-4  when the lines were short.  Then the afterwork crowd would be 95% Dem again.  And of course the lines were long.

        "The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please, pay attention." Molly Ivins

        by janmtairy on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:51:26 AM PDT

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