On June 23, 2011, the Pennsylvania Voter Identification Protection Act (House Bill 934) passed in the House of Representatives.
House Bill 934 is modeled after Indiana’s photo identification law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The legislation would amend the state election code to require voters to present valid photo ID before voting. Current Pennsylvania law requires identification for voters who appear to vote in an election district for the first time.
A June 7, 2011 KQV Radio/Tribune-Review poll concluded that 86 percent of respondents said that “voters should be required to show photo ID.”
House Bill 934 has advanced to the Senate for consideration. Governor Corbett’s administration has also publicly announced its support of the legislation.
“Currently in Pennsylvania, it is impossible to board a commercial airplane, cash a paycheck, operate a motor vehicle or even purchase a season pass to an amusement park without displaying valid photo ID. Guaranteeing the integrity of our state’s election process deserves no less than equal protection under the law,” said Representative Metcalfe.
Rep. Metcalfe Discusses Voter ID on Comcast Newsmakers-September 22, 2011
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Rep. Daryl Metcalfe hosts a Press Conference to discuss legislation requiring voters to present valid identification.
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Rep. Daryl Metcalfe hosts a Press Conference on legislation requiring voters to present ID in order to cast a vote.
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