With primary season approaching Pennsylvania, Lawmakers in Harrisburg approved a bill on March 7 that sets the definitions for “proof of identification” and describes the process surrounding provisional and absentee ballots.
Under HB 934, which passed in the state Senate by a 26-23 vote, voters need to present a state-issued photo ID to vote, except for specific circumstances, such as a religious objection to being photographed, in order to cast their vote.
The following forms of ID can be accepted as proof of identification:
- Valid driver’s license
- ID card distributed by any other state or federal agency
- U.S. passport
- Student identification or employee identification card
- Armed forces ID
Voters could also present one of the following documents for review if a photo ID is not present:
- Firearm permit
- Current utility bill
- Crrent bank statement
- Government paycheck
Any voter not able to produce proof of ID may cast a provisional vote, which must be confirmed by the county board of elections within six days of the election.
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No: Shirley Kitchen (D-3) and Vincent Hughes (D-7)