Do I Need Photo ID To Vote?

Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election in Pennsylvania

Election Day is finally upon us and polls will be open in Pennsylvania from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.

Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election.

If you do not provide the requested ID, you will be given information on the requirements for voting in 2013.

More information including local polling places is available on these websites:

Carl W November 05, 2012 at 11:54 PM
This was a political ploy, to keep as many from one party away from voting as possible. The Party spent millions in tax dollars to try to enact it, however, they cut off the $205.00 a month in Welfare for DISABLED people living, living in rooms. Find out which party did this, THEN go vote!
Elyssia Mathias November 06, 2012 at 12:50 AM
I'm calling Shennanigans, Carl. It is to TRY and prevent voter fraud. Don't believe it's happening? Here's a friend's account of his experience voting in Michigan: "Friends, I am furious!! I just came back from casting an absentee vote, as I know I will be on the road on election day. As I stood in line, folks were saying that they were there to vote for their grandmother, or neighbor, or one of their elderly relatives. I told one lady: "You can't do that. You have to show I.D.. to vote. There is also a process for absentee voting." She said: "You just watch me!" When I got up to the clerk's booth, she asked me my name. I then tried to hand her my driver's license. She responded: "Oh, I don't need that. Just tell me how to spell you name." When I told her, she left and came back with the ballots and an absentee form. I signed the absentee form and went to a voting booth to fill out the ballot. When I had completed my voting, I put the ballots in the envelope and went back to the Clerk to turn it in. I tried again to give my I.D.. Again I refused. She (a different clerk) took my ballot, sealed it in the envelope, and told me I was "good to go". I was hardly "good to go". I was sick to my stomach. The Clerk's office was filled with folks illegally voting for Obama! Surely something can be done about this."
charles hampton November 06, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Elyssia, I think it must have been a friend of a friend of a friend who related this story. In fact, it sounds downright anecdotal to me. And how would that "friend" surmise that the votes were being cast for Obama? Was there some profiling involved?
Ken November 06, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Registered voters do NOT need ID...do not be swayed or discouraged by poll workers who say otherwise...EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT to VOTE
Concerned Johnny November 06, 2012 at 03:50 PM
At the Wolf Building in the 2nd Ward, they had literature on the table stating voters had to show id, and indicating the law was in effect, and did not state it had been stayed.


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