Even as Pennsylvania's voter identification law is being challenged in Commonwealth Court, local information meetings are being held at 10 sites.
The meetings are being sponsored by state Rep. Rick Mirabito, a Williamsport Democrat who is not happy with the law.
Despite the dislike, Mirabito is hosting sessions where there are explanations on how to obtain a PennDOT-issued photo ID and more about the new law.
While one could argue that the incumbent representative stands to benefit more than anyone else by getting people out to vote, we nevertheless salute the approach.
The issue isn't whether one supports the law. The issue is making every vote count while at the same time being legitimate.
The voter ID law has been criticized as an unnecessary barrier geared to making it more difficult for minorities, senior citizens and others to vote.
But anyone attending these informational meetings will see how simple it is to have the proper ID to vote in the upcoming election.
We want everyone who is registered to vote in the November election.
And we want the vote to be an equal privilege among all Americans.
The voter ID law does that.
As for those challenging the modest requirement of a valid ID at the polls, we wonder why it is a big issue to them.