State elections officials estimate that half a million eligible voters will need to bring identification to the polls on Election Day because of a state law requiring new voters to show ID.

The law applies to first-time voters and those who have moved to a new polling place.

As a result, Secretary of State Pedro Cortes on Wednesday issued a reminder for those voters to bring identification.

Approved forms of photo ID include a driver's license, passport or other government-issued card, military identification card, student identification card and employee identification card.

Voters who don't have photo ID can use a non-photo identification that includes a name and address. Approved forms include a voter ID card issued by the voter registration commission, firearm permit, current utility bill, current bank statement, current paycheck or government check.

More information on voting can be found at the Department of State Web site at VotesPA.com. The site can help voters find their polling place and tell them what to bring, and provide facts about absentee, alternative and provisional ballots.


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