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October 5, 2012

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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

Please visit my website, where you will find a comprehensive overview of our work, various phone numbers and contact information to assist you in solving problems, opportunities to volunteer and assist us in our programs and opportunities to give your feedback.

Halt of Voter ID Law is a Victory for Voter Rights

On Tuesday, October 2, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s made the decision to halt Pennsylvania’s voter ID law until after the 2012 General Election in November.

Voters will be asked, but NOT REQUIRED,
to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day.

This decision is a victory for voters. The Corbett administration was ill-prepared to comply with this troubling law. I am pleased that the court realized that the law would have resulted in chaos on Election Day and the rights of hundreds of thousands of voters were in jeopardy.

Legislative Black Caucus Press Conference on Voter ID Ruling
Hughes speaks Legislative Black Caucus Press Conference on Voter ID Ruling :: October 3, 2012
Hughes speaks Legislative Black Caucus Press Conference on Voter ID Ruling :: October 3, 2012

This decision, while a victory for voters, is the first step in the process of overturning the unjust law.

The fact remains that this law is about the systematic disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of individuals – mostly the poor, the elderly, students and racial minorities. No matter how you portray the law, it is still voter suppression.

No eligible voter should fear coming out to the polls on November 6 because of a lack of photo ID. Voting is a fundamental right. I am strongly encouraging all eligible voters to cast their vote this November.

Now we must concentrate on making sure folks are registered to vote by OCTOBER 9.

Voter Registration Forms are available on my website www.senatorhughes.com or visit www.votespa.com. Individuals can also call 1-877-VOTESPA (868-3772).

More information on how to register available here.

Voter Registration Requirements

Hughes Fights for the Right to Vote
Senator Hughes Comments on Voter ID Law Court Decision Senator Hughes Comments on Voter ID Law Court Decision
August 15, 2012 - Senator Hughes Comments on Voter ID Law Court Decision
 
Senator Hughes Protests Voter ID Law, Supports Repeal Legislation - July 24, 2012 Senator Hughes Protests Voter ID Law, Supports Repeal Legislation - July 24, 2012 - Watch Video
July 24, 2012 - Senator Hughes Protests Voter ID Law, Supports Repeal Legislation

Below you will find information about voting eligibility requirements in Pennsylvania.

Are You Eligible to Vote?

To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

  • At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

Once you have registered to vote, you are not required to register again unless you change your residence, name, or political party affiliation.

Please note that any intentional false statement made on an application for voter registration constitutes perjury and is punishable by law.

Philadelphia County

The contact information for your county's election and voter registration officials is below.

  • Contact Elections for questions related to your polling place, when or where an election will be held and other election-related information.
  • Contact Voter Registration to confirm if you are registered to vote, how to register and other questions related to voter registration.
Election
Mr. Carmelo Seminara
Acting Supervisor of Elections
Philadelphia County Board of Elections
Rm. 142
City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-3469
Voter Registration
Mr. Greg Irving
Acting Voter Registration Administrator
520 N Delaware Ave
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 686-1591
http://www.phillyelection.com/

Montgomery County

Vote PA VotePA The contact information for your county's election and voter registration officials is below.

  • Contact Elections for questions related to your polling place, when or where an election will be held and other election-related information.

  • Contact Voter Registration to confirm if you are registered to vote, how to register and other questions related to voter registration.
Election
Mr. Joseph R. Passarella
Director
Montgomery County Election Board
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
(610) 278-3275
voters@montcopa.org
Voter Registration
Mr. Joseph R. Passarella
Director
Montgomery County Voter Svc
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
(610) 278-3280
voters@montcopa.org
http://www2.montcopa.org/montco/site/default.as

You can find out more specifics about the Voter ID Law and provide your feedback on my website at senatorhughes.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).


Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

www.senatorhughes.com

 

DISTRICT OFFICE
4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

HARRISBURG OFFICE
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579