Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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City gets list of people who don't have PennDOT IDs

After months of asking, City Comissioner Stephanie Singer gets list of Philadelphians who do not have IDs issued by state Department of Transportation.

City gets list of people who don't have PennDOT IDs

City elections officials on Thursday received the list of the 186,000 Philadelphians who do not have a PennDOT ID for voting in November.

City Commission Chair Stephanie Singer had originally expected to get the data from the Pennsylvania Department of State in May. Her office is analyzing the data to search for patterns based on race, ethnicity, age and other characteristics.

She plans to share the information with the NAACP, the PA Voter ID Coalition and other groups so that they can help make sure all voters get the IDs they need to vote November 16th under a new Pennslyvania law. Her office will provide the data to anyone who wants it for non-commercial purposes. Requests can be made to 215-686-3460, by email to vote@phila.gov, or on line at vote.phila.gov/contact.

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