Alternative Ballots: Voter ID Loophole For Seniors, Disabled?
Some Pa. voters may be eligible for alternative ballots - a potential loophole in the state's controversial new Voter ID law.
While we wait for a ruling this week on the controversial Voter ID bill, there appears to be a loophole, according to Philly.com, in the form of the alternative ballot.
The alternative ballot is basically an absentee ballot for those with a disability or who are older than 65 and who have a polling place deemed inaccessible by the County Board of Elections.
Although the application for absentee ballot now asks for your driver's license number, Social Security number or other acceptable form of identification, the alternative ballot application does not ask for that.
If you are planning on voting by absentee ballot or alternative ballot, be sure to plan ahead. Applications for either must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 and the completed ballot must be received no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 6).