After a three-day debate, the state legislature passed a law requiring voters, for the first time, to show photo identification in order to be handed a ballot. The bill passed the House and the Senate mostly along party lines. The Governor signed the photo ID bill saying that,"it protects a very sacred principle. That principle is 'one person, one vote.'" Starting with the general election in November, Pennsylvania voters must show photo identification before receiving a ballot. Voters without an ID will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot and then have six days to present their identification to the election office. They can get free photo ID from any Pennsylvania Department of Transportation drivers' license center.
Many states have passed laws requiring voters to present photo ID in order to vote. They are necessary to have honest elections. If your state doesn't have a photo ID law, I hope you will ask your state legislators to pass one before the next election.
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