Montgomery County will apparently be following Allegheny County Exec Rich Fitzgerald’s lead and issuing photo IDs to any county resident through their nursing home. Corbett’s State Department is admitting this is legal:
Montgomery County’s Democratically-controlled commissioners’ board is expected to take up a plan tonight that could add another wrinkle in the already contentious fight over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law.
The commissioners are set to vote on whether to authorize Parkhouse, the county-run nursing home, to issue photo IDs to any county resident, not just those who work or live at the facility.
The resolution comes as part of an effort to make sure all county residents have access to photo IDs in time for November’s election, county spokesman Frank X. Custer said.
State Department spokesman Ron Ruman described the move as legal, but inappropriate. State law does not restrict colleges or government-run senior centers from issuing IDs to unaffiliated people. But, said Ruman both types of institutions face risks by issuing IDs far and wide.