“A photo identification requirement is a sensible and reasonable measure for the commonwealth to reassure the public that everyone who votes is registered and eligible to cast a ballot," Corbett said.The law, which required a photo ID to vote in the commonwealth, was signed into law by Corbett in 2012 but was never enforced. It was struck down by a state judge in January.
"Based upon the court’s opinion, it is clear that the requirement of photo identification is constitutionally permissible," Corbett said. "However, the court also made clear that in order for a voter identification law to be found constitutional, changes must be made to address accessibility to photo identifications."
Corbett said that currently, there are more pressing concerns for the commonwealth.
“The administration will work with the General Assembly to address these issues," Corbett said. "However, through the current legislative term, we must remain focused on passing a balanced budget and addressing ongoing legislative priorities.”
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