Meadville Tribune

Local News

November 6, 2012

Second incorrect voter id sign posted by county officials

MEADVILLE — Crawford County election officials posted not just one, but two signs incorrectly stating that voters must present identification in order to cast ballots Tuesday.

The first sign was reported by voters in the morning and steps were taken for it to be removed by late morning.

The second sign was still up at at least one polling place at about 6:30 p.m., according to a voter who called the Tribune. This sign, one green paper and titled “Election News” was less obvious than the first, but the first item it lists reads “New state laws require all voters who appear to vote in a precinct to provide election officials with proof of identification.”

This sign, like the one reported in the morning, was put together by county election officials after the state legislature passed a law requiring voters to present id. The signs were put in a packet for election workers but were not removed once a state judge set aside the id requirement for this election.

County election officials have described the inclusion and posting of the signs as an oversight.

1
Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks