Aichele: Pa. to make voter ID cards available to those without birth certificates

    For Pennsylvanians who might not have all the necessary documents required to obtain a state photo ID, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced today the Department of Transportation will create a new type of card.

    “We believe these new cards will be a safety net for those who may not currently possess all of the documents they need for a standard photo ID from PennDOT,” Aichele said in the announcement.
    “Our goals are to continue making voters aware of the new voter ID law and helping those who may not have proper identification obtain it.”

    The new cards are expected to be available at PennDOT Drivers License Centers in late August. The free IDs will be issued to voters who may not have their birth certificates or other documents required to obtain a state ID. These cards are good for 10 years, and can only be used for voting.

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