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November 5, 2012

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ACLU says Pa. gives false voter info in Spanish

HARRISBURG — 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.


Applications begin for Erie's Presque Isle hunt

ERIE — Applications are being taken for 85 hunters in the annual deer hunt at Presque Isle State Park in Erie.

The hunt is scheduled for Dec. 5 through 7.

Hunters will be able to use rifled shotgun slugs, black-powder muzzleloaders and or archery equipment.

Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania hunting license and an unused Erie County antlerless deer tag to participate. Hunters without a tag will only be allowed to sign up to take an antlered deer.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources holds the hunt to thin the deer herd on the peninsula to keep the park's ecosystem in balance.

The Erie Times-News reports there are as many as 50 deer on the peninsula, but officials would like to keep it under 30.


Information from: Erie Times-News,


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