Pa. voter ID rules: What you may need if it's your first time hitting the polls

No ID is required in Pa., unless you're new to your polling place.

Hadas Kuznits
October 21, 2018 - 11:22 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With Election Day just about two weeks away, find out what you may need to bring with you when you go to vote.

Do Pennsylvania voters need to bring state ID to the polls on Nov. 6?

"There's no voter ID requirement in Pennsylvania, unless you're voting for the first time at your polling location,” said Lisa Deeley, City Commissioner chair. "So if you're a first time voter, you need to bring identification to the polls with you or if you're voting for the first time in a new division you need to bring identification to the polls with you."

What if you don't have an in-state driver's license?

"You need to update your address to reflect your Pennsylvania address,” she said. “You can bring other forms of identification with you. We can accept a current utility bill, a current bank statement, a paycheck, a government check, that has your Pennsylvania address on it."

So, what if you don't have ID with your address on it?

"They will accept a valid U.S. passport," Deeley explains.

More information about acceptable forms of identification for those casting their first vote or voting at a new polling location can be found at