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For Some, Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Process Anything But Easy

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For some voters, the process of Pennsylvania's new voter ID law has been anything but quick or easy. For some voters, the process of Pennsylvania's new voter ID law has been anything but quick or easy.

Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law is supposed to make it quick and easy for folks to get the proof of identification they will need to vote come November.

But for some, the process is anything but quick or easy.

The Bethel AME church van arrives at the Norristown PennDot office from Pottstown around 9:50 a.m.-- carrying four would-be voters who need the special ID they can only get here.

The free transportation is offered by Edsel Martin and the Men's Ministry at Bethel- to ensure everyone can comply with voter ID requirements.

"I don't agree with it, but it's the law," one person said.

With his group now in line, Martin waits outside.

And waits...And waits...And waits...

He remembers last week...

"We brought one gentleman in- I think the whole total trip was four hours when we got back home."

It's now nearly 11:30 a.m. and Joseph Fowler emerges- frustrated. Because he wasn't already registered to vote, Fowler could not get an ID card.

Bruce Heller hobbles into the photo line, after a painful wait to get his documents in order.

"When he called my number, over on the other side, I couldn't even get out of my chair."

It's nearly noon and Shirley Montgomery emerges from one line- and moves straight to another.

Getting a photo ID will cost Shirley and the others about four-and-a-half hours, from pick-up in Pottstown, to arrival back home.

This experience leads us to ask, could you afford to take half a day away from your job or family to get a new ID?

A court ruling due by next Tuesday will determine whether this new law lives or dies.

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