Details of Pa. bill to require voter photo IDs
HOUSE BILL 934
A person voting must show ID. The acceptable forms of ID must be current, show the individual’s name, photograph, expiration date and be issued by:
• The U.S. government, state government or a municipal or county government in Pennsylvania.
• An accredited public or private institution of higher learning in Pennsylvania.
• A nursing home, assisted living home or personal care home in Pennsylvania.
• Non-photo driver’s license or ID cards issued by PennDOT for voters who have a religious objection to being photographed.
• A PennDOT ID expired within the past year.
• U.S. armed forces IDs that show an indefinite expiration date.
• Absentee-ballot voters, who may provide their driver’s license number or, if they do not have a license, the last four digits of their Social Security number.
People without proper ID may: Cast a provisional ballot on election day and within six days submit a valid photo identification to county elections officials in person or by e-mail or fax.
No voter will be turned away at the polls. If someone shows up without identification, they will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot. That voter would then have six days to present an acceptable form of identification.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is also required to offer a voter ID card for free to anyone, provided they have acceptable certification, such as a birth certificate.”