CAMPAIGN 2013: Voters reminded to bring ID
Robin Maryai, Indiana County’s chief clerk, reminded county residents Wednesday that they will be asked to show an acceptable form of photo identification Tuesday when they vote, but they will not be required to have a photo ID in order to vote.
Maryai said Commonwealth Court ruled that all voters are to be asked for photo ID, but if they don’t have one they may still cast a regular ballot. Poll workers have been trained to ask for an ID and if the voter doesn’t have one, the poll worker will give the voter an information sheet explaining the voter ID law.
Maryai also said people voting in a precinct for the first time will be required under the Pennsylvania Election Code to provide identification to vote on Tuesday.
Approved forms of photo ID for first-time voters include a Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card, an ID issued by any commonwealth agency or the U.S. government, a U.S. passport, a U.S. armed forces ID or a student or employee ID.
If a voter does not have a photo ID, he or she may use a non-photo identification that includes his or her name and address.
Approved non-photo IDs include a confirmation issued by the county voter registration office, an ID issued by the commonwealth or the U.S. government, a firearms permit, a current utility bill, current bank statement or current paycheck or a government check.