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.
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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).