Pennsylvania Voter ID law | | John L. Micek | 5/23/12

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English: ISC Birth Certificate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Under a new policy, native-born Pennsylvanians who have never had a driver’s license, and lack a paper copy of their own birth certificate, can go to a PennDOT motor license center, fill out a one-page form and have their birth records electronically verified by the Department of Health.

Previously, those residents had to order a paper copy of their birth certificate with a raised seal. There was a 10-week wait time and a $10 fee to obtain the document.

Starting this November, Pennsylvanians will have to show photo identification to vote. Pennsylvanians without an acceptable form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license, photo identification from a personal care home or a student ID from a state college or university, need an alternative ID from the Department of Transportation.

Under Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law, various other forms of photo identification will be accepted at voting places in November, including U.S. passports, student identification cards with expiration dates, current military identification, and ID cards issued to government employees. A description of acceptable photo IDs and a list of frequently asked election questions are available at Information also is available by calling 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).

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