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PennDOT Now Providing Free Department of State Voter ID Cards at Driver Licensing Centers
This New ID is intended for voters who cannot obtain other types of Photo ID
Beginning August 28, voters who do not have verification documents necessary to get a Pennsylvania Photo ID will be able to obtain a new Department of State voter identification card for free at any PennDOT Driver License Center.
Documentation needed to obtain a Pennsylvania Photo ID include:
Social Security card
- One of the following: Birth certificate with a raised seal, valid U.S. passport, Certificate of U.S. Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization
- Two proofs of residency, such as a lease agreement, current utility bills, mortgage documents, W-2form, tax records, bank statements, and/or credit card bills. College students may also use room assignment paperwork and one bill with their dorm room address on it
If you cannot produce any of these documents, you are eligible for a FREE Department of State Voter ID card.
The Department of State Photo ID card is valid for voting purposes only and is intended ONLY for those individuals who cannot produce proper documentation for other types of photo identification.
Voters who want the new Department of State Voter ID must provide their name, address, Social Security number, proof of residency and previous name and/or address if changed in the past 12 months.
The applicant must complete a Department of State ID application form and sign a document affirming that they are a registered voter but have no other form of identification that can be used for voting. Once their information is verified, the person will receive the free Department of State Voter ID, which is valid for 10 years.
For more information on voting and the types of photo IDs that can be used at the polls, visit www.votespa.com or www.dos.state.pa.us.
Senator Hughes Urges Voters to Get Photo ID Before November Presidential Election
You can find out more specifics about the Voter ID Law and provide your feedback on my website at senatorhughes.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).
Offices of State
Senator Vincent Hughes