Pa. Drops Online Absentee Ballot Application, Voter Registration

Pennsylvania announced on the same day that a judge said he would not block a controversial voter ID law that the state will not be offering online voter registration or give voters the ability to apply for an absentee ballot online this year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

A spokesman for the Department of State said county elections officials told the agency that implementing the new online initiatives as well as voter ID requirements was too much to handle less than three months before the election.

Absentee ballots would allow residents who lack a valid form of photo identification to cast a ballot under the voter ID law.