On the same day a judge cleared the way for the state's new voter identification law to take effect, the Corbett administration abandoned plans to allow voters to apply online for absentee ballots for the November election and to register online to vote.
A spokesman for the Department of State said county elections officials told the agency that implementing the new online initiatives as well as voter ID requirements was too much to handle less than three months before the election.
But Stephanie Singer, the top elections official in Philadelphia, said she was unaware that there was an issue with setting up a system to allow voters to register and apply for absentee ballots online, and said shifting more activity online would actually make for less paperwork.
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GOP again makes it more difficult to vote in PA
Seriously, why do Republicans hate our system so much that they keep making it more and more difficult to participate? They're always happy to spend money and let people die for the cause of "spreading democracy" but they certainly are against it at home. The Inquirer: