The Barack Obama campaign will be busy in Erie on Saturday.
Volunteers will gather at the campaign headquarters, 1305 State St., to register voters, and talk to people about the latest registration statistics and voting laws. The event will start at 11 a.m.
Part of the effort will be to make sure that voters know about Pennsylvania’s new photo ID bill. For the Nov. 6 election, voters will be required to show an acceptable photo ID to cast a ballot on the electronic voting machines.
If they don’t have one, they’ll be able to cast a paper provisional ballot, then have six days to show the photo ID to election officials.
The Erie effort will be duplicated across Pennsylvania as campaign volunteers and community leaders will host registration drives, talk about the importance of the election and remind them how important it will be to vote in November, the campaign said in a statement.
The campaign today also launched GottaVote.org, which it called a one-stop shop for voting facts, reminders about key dates and deadlines and alerts on the status of voting rights in states.
– John Guerriero