This is Penn State | Voting

August 23, 2013 

  • KEY DATES

    Oct. 7: Last day to register to vote before the Nov. 5 election

    Oct. 29: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot

    Nov. 1: Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots

    Nov. 5: Municipal elections

  • Other forms of ID

    •  photo IDs issued by the U.S. government or commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    •  Pennsylvania driver’s license or nondriver’s license photo ID.

    •  valid U.S. passport.

    •  U.S. military ID.

    •  employee photo ID issued by federal, state, county or municipal governments.

A final decision on the ongoing controversy over voter identification in Pennsylvania is being put off again.

A state judge has barred enforcement of the state’s strict voter-identification law in the Nov. 5 general election.

Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley also barred the state from requiring local elections officials to verbally tell voters at the polls that photo IDs could be required in future elections. But he says officials can distribute written material about the law.

McGinley’s ruling marks the third consecutive election in which enforcement of the law has been blocked by court order.

Regardless, Penn State students will continue to be issued valid photo IDs with expiration dates.

Before voting, students must register and can do so online at www.co.centre.pa.us/elections.

Students who are already registered can remain so at their home address and vote with an absentee ballot, or register at their school address.

If students change their registration and live in Pennsylvania, county officials likely will see that and can make the switch. However, for out-of-state students, officials recommend they notify their home elections office before registering in Centre County.

Most Penn State students will vote at the following precincts, all located at the HUB: State College precincts 24, 25, 27, 33 and 44.

— From CDT staff and wire reports

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