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 Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson says no ID is needed for Nov. 6 election. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson says no ID is needed for Nov. 6 election.

Judge says no ID needed for Nov. 6 election

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI dpalmieri@tnonline.com in Breaking News

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson has ruled voters in Pennsylvania will not have to show identification to vote in the Nov. 6 election.

Simpson, in a 18-page ruling, said with only five weeks until the election, some voters who need photo IDs may not have enough time to get them.

Election officials may still ask for identification at the polls, but it will not be required to vote in the upcoming election.

The legal challenge before Simpson will continue Dec. 13 with a status hearing in his Harrisburg courtroom.