Test Run of New Voter ID Law on Tuesday

Poll workers are required to ask voters for ID on Tuesday. Voters will need to have a photo ID to vote in the general election in November.

Polling places are preparing for the November 2012 general election when all voters - no matter how many years they have been voting - must show photo ID thanks to a new state law.

First-time voters will be asked on Tuesday to provide ID before voting in the primary election.

Poll workers are required to ask all voters for ID.

Do you think voters should be required to show a photo ID? Tell us in the comments section below.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Non-driver’s license photo identification
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • Employee photo ID given through federal, state, county or municipal government
  • Photo ID card from an accredited Pennsylvania public or private institute of higher education
  • Photo ID cards from Pennsylvania care facilities including long-term care, assisted living and personal care homes

Voters who do not have one of the above listed forms of ID can get a free photo ID at a Pennsylvania Driver's License Center.

To find the Driver's License Center nearest you, and to learn what identification and residency documentation you will need to get a photo ID, or for more information, visit www.VotesPa.com or call 1-877-VotesPA (1-877-868-3772).   

Christina Georgiou April 25, 2012 at 02:32 AM
One more group that is likely to be disenfranchised of their vote due to the new ID law: Of the 61,000 Amish in Pa., 57,000 of them don't have the required ID they will need to vote in November. If they want to change that without compromising their faith, they will need to jump through additional legal hoops (created just for this new law) to get a valid non-photo ID. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/pa-religious-questions-for-pa-voter-id-law-draw-fire/2012/04/12/gIQAtYdKDT_story.html
Rosemary B April 25, 2012 at 02:37 AM
http://nation.foxnews.com/voter-fraud/2012/04/23/massive-voter-fraud-uncovered-virginia "Board of Elections forwarded more than 400 voter and election fraud allegations from 62 cities and counties to Virginia State Police for individual investigation."
M. Joseph April 25, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Only 400? That's a very tiny number. Plus its only allegations. Totally inconsequential.
Rosemary B April 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Certain races are so close that 400 votes would swing that election.
ron April 25, 2012 at 01:45 PM
The bottom line is people usually do what they want to do. You hear lots of excuses why most people dont vote like they were tired, it was raining, it was cold they were busy, all candidates are the same. They will use whatever excuse they can think of. The same goes for people that do care and want to vote, they will vote no matter what. they will go out even if its cold and raining , they will make time even if their busy or tired if they dont have a ride they will find one and if they need an ID they will find a way to get one! If someone uses this law or anything else as an excuse not to vote i dont believe they where to excited to vote in the first place. I dont believe this law takes away anyones rights the only arguments against it should come if it wastes money to implement.


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