Pennsylvania Voter ID Law: Read The Full Decision Here 08/15/2012 10:42 am ET Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson declined to grant an injunction against the state's voter ID law Wednesday. Here is his decision in full: PA Voter ID Related on HuffPost: 7 Ways You Could Be Disenfranchised 7 Ways You Could Be Disenfranchised 1 of 7 Pennsylvania You're an average voter in Pennsylvania. The night before Election Day, your wallet goes missing, leaving you without immediate access to any of the identification you'll need to vote at your local precinct the following morning. This would be a problem under Pennsylvania's proposed photo ID law, since blocked by a state judge. While many people in this situation may have backup forms of identification, studies have shown that a significant percentage of would-be voters don't. The state's safeguard against the immediate disenfranchisement of people in this situation would be a provisional ballot cast on the day of the election. But this doesn't mean your vote counts, yet. Anyone who casts a provisional ballot is required to "appear in person at the county board of elections" within six days of the vote to provide proof that their ballot was valid. If you're able to take time away from your job to do this, the process still requires a would-be voter to either show up with valid ID -- a replacement driver's license would cost $36 and considerable time -- or to sign an affirmation that you are indigent and not able to afford the fees associated with acquiring a photo ID. Even if you make a rapid and somewhat expensive turnaround to get a replacement ID -- or alternatively swear under oath that you are too poor to pay for such a document -- there is no guarantee that your vote will end up counting. Many elections are largely decided before provisional voters have a chance to verify their validity, which could serve to discouraging them from following up with election officials or leave them effectively disenfranchised. In 2008, only 61.8 percent of all provisional ballots cast were fully counted. If strict photo ID measures were implemented, however, the number of provisional ballots submitted would likely increase, as would the requirements for voters hoping to make them count. (Photo: AP) Share this slide: More: Elections 2012 2012 Election Voter ID Pennsylvania Voter Id Pennsylvania Voter ID Law FOLLOW POLITICS facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. CONVERSATIONS FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Politics HuffPost Politics HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.