Pennsylvania Voter ID
- August 14, 2012
- Election Initiatives
The Pennsylvania Departments of State and Transportation (PennDot) compared databases and found that approximately 9 percent of the state’s 8,232,928 registered voters do not have PennDot ID numbers. This means these voters do not have a photo ID, such as a drivers’ license, from the state Transportation Department that can be used at the polling place to meet the state’s recently enacted voter ID requirement. Statewide nearly 760,000 voters could not be matched.
All voters without a PennDot ID number will be mailed a letter reminding them of the new voter ID requirement and identifying other forms of photo ID, besides those issued by the Transportation Department, that are acceptable at the polls.