Exceptions Made For Pa Voter Id Law

04.19.12 | Jeremy Miller

Voter ID

State officials say Pennsylvania voters can now use long-expired state driver's licenses or non-driver ID cards to obtain a photo ID card more easily. Secretary of State Carol Aichele said the new policy allows most people with a license or ID that expired more than a year ago to use it to qualify for a free photo ID card for voting purposes through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Others seeking the cards need to provide a Social Security card and additional documentation. Aichele said the change should help senior citizens who stopped driving years ago but whose photo and other information remains in PENNDOT's files. The state's new voter-ID law requires all voters to show photo identification, but you do not need one for next week's primary election. You will need ID for the November general election. Opponents say the law is prohibitive.