Pennsylvania Voters are NOW required by law to present photo identification in order to vote.                  

Don’t have ID? We can help!
How to Get Your No-Cost Penn DOT Voter ID

Join the Protect Our Vote Coalition at the                                                                                                                                                              Voter ID Collective Action
Wednesday, April 18th at NOON
Downtown DMV License Center
708 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh 15222
Information contact: Celeste Taylor

Who should come?
All defenders of voting rights to including those who need ID or want to help people get ID. Please direct or help transport people in need of ID to this event. We also will need volunteers & supporters to assist, observe, and talk with people who are coming to the DMV center in order to get the free photo ID they will need in order to vote
What if I don’t have those items to get my ID?  Please come anyway! Volunteers will be onsite to talk with people who are coming to the PennDOT/DMV center to get the free photo ID they will need in order to vote.

What do I need to get the free non-driver photo ID? Please turn sheet over for detailsTo vote under the new law, you must present one of the following forms of ID:

A current Pennsylvania driver’s license, or one that expired after Nov. 2011 A current Pennsylvania photo ID issued by PennDOT, or one that expired after November 2011 A current U.S. Passport A U.S. military or Pennsylvania National Guard photo ID

NOTE: it must include “designation that the expiration date is indefinite” A U.S. government-issued photo ID (agency employee, armed services, etc.) A current employee photo ID issued by a Pennsylvania county, city, township, town, or borough A current student photo ID issued by a Pennsylvania college or university

NOTE: only ID’s containing an expiration date can be used A current photo ID issued by a licensed nursing, personal care or assisted living facility (note that only ID’s containing an expiration date can be used)

For any of these ID’s, the person has to look like the person in the picture, and the name on the ID has to “substantially conform” to the name on the voter registration record. Both of these may be problems for some people.

If the person does not have one of these ID’s, they will have to obtain an ID from Penn DOT. In order to do so, they must produce an original Social Security card and one of the following types of identification: An original birth certificate that has a “raised seal.”(can’t use a photocopy or a hospital registration) U.S. citizenship certificate Naturalization certificate Valid U.S. passport.

In addition to the identification documents described above, the applicant for photo ID must present two forms of proof of residency from the following list: Tax records Lease agreement Mortgage documents W-2 form Current gun/firearm permit Current utility bill.

Department of Transportation (also known as DMV) webpage at
If you know of someone who currently does not have one of the accepted forms of ID listed above and will likely have difficulty obtaining an ID, or if you have any questions about the voter ID law or the legal challenge to it, please contact:
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU) at 717-238-2258 or
You can also check out their webpage at