Poll workers will do the right thing
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An editorial and a letter in the Times Chronicle, 9/13/12, addressed the voter ID issue in Pennsylvania.
lne situation is sure to come up on Nov. 6 in every precinct across the VWDWH: D UHJiVWHUHG YRWHU comes to a polling place without the required photo ID and states that an extraordinary burden prevented him/her from adhering to the strict requirements of the law.
Can local officials accept the usual, customary evidence of identification
exceptional, hardship cases? I think so.
The ancient Greeks called it epikeia, a benign way of interpreting the law when obstacles, unforeseen and unintended by the legislators, place extreme burdens on some who are subject to the law. That’s the situation I foresee, and I trust that officials at the polling places will be fair-minded and considerate. Frank McGinty