Thursday, September 27, 2012

News - PennDot Report on Voting ID Only Complications

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September 27th 2012 5:56 AM

Daily News Staff Writer

A DAY AFTER the state announced a streamlined process for getting a voting-only ID, long lines at some PennDOT offices forced patrons to wait for hours on Wednesday.

"They called D804, and then they stopped," Elsie Torres said, holding the next ticket in line as employees asked her to be patient while they helped their co-workers catch up.

"I've been here for two-and-a-half hours," said Torres, who ultimately waited more than three hours to receive her ID.

Other patrons who spoke with this reporter at the PennDOT center at 8th and Arch streets said that they had to wait between one and four hours to get an ID that will allow them to vote Nov. 6 under a new state law.

"I need to vote," Torres, 57, said. "I always vote. I don't miss."

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