East Mt. Airy Neighbors Work on Voter ID Issues
The organization is trying to recruit volunteers.
The East Mt. Airy Neighbors organization is working to become more involved in Pennsylvania's Voter ID issue.
EMAN had its first board meeting of the year Tuesday. At the meeting, board president Kent Reichert said it's important to educate people throughout the neighborhood even more about needing to bring ID to the polls.
"We have a lot of elderly people in the district," Reichert said. "They should know what's required."
Reichert said people who want to volunteer at polling places can contact EMAN as well. Volunteers can also assist in the Voter ID effort before the election.
Board member Elvira Evans said she has been doing work on this issue as well. She was recently at a meeting at New Courtland (a senior center) on Germantown Avenue, and she said it was mobbed.
There was a hearing on the matter in front of state Supreme Court on Thursday. The six-judge panel will decide whether the law can stand before Election Day in November.