Voter ID has been a contentious topic in Pennsylvania for months.
On Oct. 2, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ruled that the new state law could not be enforced during the November election.
So when voters in Warren County go to their polling places to cast their electronic ballots next month, most of them will not be required to show approved photo identification.
"First-time voters have always had to show ID," Warren County Director of Elections Lisa Zuck said.
First-time voters include those who have never voted before and those who are voting for the first time in a new precinct. Those who do not have proper identification will fill out provisional, paper ballots.
All provisional ballots will then be returned to Zuck who will look into the situation. The board of elections will determine whether the ballot will be accepted or not. Partial acceptance is possible if, for example, a voter is judged as having voted properly in the county, but not at the proper polling place.
Poll worker training in the county took place before Simpson's decision. "I trained them on the Voter ID law," Zuck said.
She had to follow up that training with some changes.
While approved photo ID is not required, it will be requested.
"They're going to ask for ID," Zuck said.
Those who do not produce identification will be allowed to vote, but will receive a hand-out regarding the changes in the law.
Other rules that were in place regarding identification still apply.
"Absentees still have to prove their identification," Zuck said. Absentee ballots require a portion of the voter's social security number as a validation.
No one may bring someone else's absentee ballot - even a spouse's - to the courthouse in the voter's absence. "You can only bring in your ballot," Zuck said. "Mail them back. That's the best way to do it."