Perhaps the biggest political battle of the 2012 election year wasn’t over a statewide office or seat in Congress; it was Voter ID. Ultimately no Pennsylvania voter was required to show photo identification at the polls last November, but the legal battle is far from over.
A new scheduling order from Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson lays out some key dates for the next phase of this debate.
Will the temporary, partial injunction be extended through this coming May’s primary election? We should find out in March.
Will the plaintiffs be successful in their attempts to have the law permanently enjoined? We should find out in July.