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Voter ID Guidelines for Election Day

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Tuesday is election day, and after all the fighting over Pennsylvania's voter ID rule, you may be wondering what to expect when you go to the polls.

For the first time at a presidential election, all voters, will be asked to present a valid form of ID. Election judges have been instructed to ask for it, but it's not required to vote in this election.

Judge Barbara Skoniecza said workers at polling sites will present those who do not have  ID with a paper telling what forms of ID are acceptable, and how to get them for future elections.

First time voters are always asked for ID, and if you've been inactive for five years, or are voting in a district for the first time, you must also present ID; otherwise you may have to mail in a provisional ballot.

Photo ID like a current passport or driver's license is preferred, but some non photo ID's are also viable.

Election judge Julie Oldach said some of those documents you can bring in are a utility bill or a bank statement, as long as it has your name, address, and the date.

Judges said this election is a final test run before the voter id law is put into action in the next primaries. Their focus this year is to help people continue to be able to vote in the future.

If you still have questions about what form of ID can be used, or want more information about voting in our area, you can click here, or call 1-877-votes-pa (868-3772)

to reach the Erie county voter registration office, call (814) 451-6275.

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