Ceiba Informs Community About New Voter ID Law

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On July 13, 2012 Ceiba Executive Director Will Gonzalez spoke at a press conference to inform the community about a new Voter ID law and to share information about how to obtain a valid birth certificate and photo ID.

A new law requiring voters in Pennsylvania to present photo identification goes into effect in November. People without an ID that meets the requirements will need to obtain one before the November election in order to vote.

One of the required documents to apply for a state-issued ID is a valid birth certificate - a problem for Puerto Ricans who haven't replaced their birth certificates after Puerto Rico voided birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010.

For more information about the event and about the Voter ID law, read this City Paper article or visit the Committee of Seventy website.