PENNSYLVANIA Voter ID Information

Registered first-time Pennsylvania voters at a polling place must show ID at the polls to vote.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN PENNSYLVANIA

IDs for first time voters at a polling place

Photo ID:

  • PA Driver’s License or PennDOT ID card*
  • PA Commonwealth issued ID
  • U.S. Government issued ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • 
Employee ID

OR Non-photo ID that includes name and address:

  • Voter Registration Card
  • PA Commonwealth issued ID
  • 
US Government issued ID
  • 
Firearm permit
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check*

* must be current

 Absentee ballot applications: PA Driver’s License #, Social Security #, OR copy of above-listed ID

Note: Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirement for first time voters at a precinct is separate from the HAVA federal voter registration requirement for first time voters

 

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS

First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Pennsylvania does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Pennsylvania accepts student ID.

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