The picture, listed below, is from the Fall 2012 edition of the East Bradford township newsletter that was recently mailed. The letter states that all voters will need to bring a photo ID to the polls on election. That is not true because last Tuesday, October 2nd, Judge Robert Simpson struck down Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law that forced voters to show ID when voting. Judge Simpson ruled that authorities had not done enough to ensure voters have access to photograhpic identification. This law affected the poor, the elderly, and minorities who cannot afford or are able to obtain a proper ID. The original court case was brought against the state of Pennsylvania back in July. The state Pennsylvania signed a stipulation agreement with the lawyers for the plaintiffs which acknowledges “there have been no investigations or prosecutions of in-person voter fraud in Pennsylvania; and the parties do not have direct personal knowledge of any such investigations or prosecutions in other states.” So if this is no longer the law, than why are the Republican East Bradford Supervisors still trying to suppress the vote? Here is the proof!
How do I register to vote?
Download the OnlineVoterRegFormBlank
For info on Absentee Voting and to download the application form, click here. Qualifying reasons include illness and planning to be out of town. If on the form you put either a PA driver’s license number or PennDOT ID number, or else the last 4 digits of your social security number, you don’t need to submit a copy of a photo ID to vote absentee. There is also an emergency procedure for those taken ill after the normal absentee deadline.
Voter ID – Not Required
With the recent ruling postponing the restrictive voter identification requirements no registered voter will be turned away at the poll for lack of photo ID.
If you need help or more information with any of the above forms please contact your East Bradford committee person.
Polling Locations & Committee People
East Bradford Elementary School – North 1
- Linda Maxwell
- Brian J McGinnis
East Bradford Township Building – North 2
Chester County Art Association – South 1
- Fred Rothman
- Paul Lewis
Hillsdale Elementary School – South 2
- Bob Graham
- Garrett McDaniel
State Representative Chris Ross
The decisions that Chris Ross has made in Harrisburg do not reflect the values of the people of East Bradford nor do they respect the values of all people!
Results of the Corbett/Ross budget to education cuts in the West Chester Area School District
- School Board raises property taxes by 1.7%
- Instituted activity fees at all grade levels
- Laid off 21 teachers
Results of cuts to Chester County Services
- Cuts to people with severe disabilities
- Cuts to services for senior citizens
- Cuts to public safety services