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ACLU: Pa. Giving False Voter Info In Spanish

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File photo of polling stations. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of polling stations. (credit: Getty Images)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking Pennsylvania officials to immediately change what it says is false information for first-time voters on its Spanish-language voter-information website.

The ACLU’s legal director in Pennsylvania, Vic Walczak, said Monday the website gives incorrect information on the kind of identification that first-time voters must show.

Only voters appearing for the first time in a polling place must show ID, but that includes things such as a bank statement or utility bill.

Walczak says the Spanish-language version website says first-time voters without photo ID must vote on a provisional ballot, which isn’t true. He says it also doesn’t say what kind of non-photo ID is acceptable.

A spokesman for the Department of State, which regulates elections, says agency officials are looking into it.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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