IF YOU NEED assistance traveling to the nearest PennDOT center to get proper identification to vote, City Council is here to help.
Council President Darrell Clarke announced Monday that Council is partnering with the Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition to educate and clear up any confusion about the controversial voter-ID law, which requires voters to present an unexpired photo ID at the polls in November.
Clarke said the coalition reached out to Council about a month ago asking for assistance in educating Philadelphians and he decided to take it a step further.
"We're going to be in the position to provide transportation for individuals that need to be taken to voter-ID centers," said Clarke, who was joined at the news conference inside Strawberry Mansion High School by Council members Maria Quinones Sanchez, Cindy Bass and Bobby Henon, City Commissioner Anthony Clark and representatives from the Hispanic Bar Association, the Senior Law Center and other groups. Clarke said the effort also includes distributing handouts and placing advertisements.