Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

How does the Pennsylvania Voter Identification Law impact voting behavior and the number of voters showing up to the polls? Does it prevent registered voters from voting if they lack proper identification? Experts from the University of Pennsylvania weigh in.


Diana Mutz

Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and
Communication Director, Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics.
School of Arts & Sciences and the Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mutz has created a measurement tool that detects how many times each candidate appears on TV during the debates, the role of the media in the election, presidential election coverage, people’s level of trust in the media, public opinion, incivility in political discourse, political discussion in the workplace, political psychology and mass political behavior. 

Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 |

Rogers Smith

Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences.
School of Arts & Sciences.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Smith researches constitutional law, American political thought and modern and legal political theory, with special interests in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender. He’s the author of Still a House Divided: Race & Politics in Obama’s America, Living in a Promiseland? Mexican Immigration and American Obligations and Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History. 

Jill DiSanto | 215.898.2956 |