When voting, remember to bring ID


Aired November 6, 2012 on WYSU

Ohioans and Pennsylvanians join the rest of the country in voting today. Chris Davidson with The News Outlet reports.

In order to vote, both Ohio and Pennsylvania require some form of identification. Here’s Trumbull County Board of Elections Director Kelly Pallante.

Voters need to bring some form of ID that is allowed by law. Most people will bring their driver’s license or if you don’t have that a state ID card. That’s  sufficient also.

You can also bring a utility bill that includes your name and address. If you are a student at a local university you can bring a tuition bill.

Pallante says people sometimes forget one other form of ID.

Car registration – if you have it in your glove box when you arrive at your precinct on Election Day you can pull it out because it will have your name and address on it.

Pennsylvania also accepts various forms of ID this year.

They include a valid driver’s license or what’s called “a no driver’s license “ photo ID, U.S. passport, military id, government employee photo ID, college or university ID and/or a photo ID issued by a Pennsylvania care facility.

Ohioans can vote from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Pennsylvanians will cast ballots from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Andrew Bush edited this report.  For TheNewsOutlet.org, I’m Chris Davidson.