Corbett administration supports voter ID requirement

    The Corbett administration has expressed support for a voter ID requirement opponents say could result in lower voter turnout.

    Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele discussed the Pennsylvania governor’s support for the measure, as the Post-Gazette reports, because the administration sees the ID requirement as a way to prevent voter fraud.

    Under the bill reviewed by a House committee this spring, Commonwealth voters would need to produce photo ID before voting — something they only have to now when they cast a first vote in a precinct. As part of the bill, those without ID could get one for free.

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