Voters will get a feel for Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law on Tuesday but won’t have to show a photo ID at the polls. Poll workers are required to ask voters for a photo ID, but voters still will be allowed to vote if they don’ have identification. “I am concerned about this,” said Tom Pizano, Luzerne County interim director of elections. “Is anybody going to get confused and tell people they can’t vote?” Poll workers are supposed to ask for ID to prepare for the Nov. 6 general election, when voters must show a photo ID. Gov. Tom Corbett signed the new law last month.
The county Bureau of Elections will have an explanation notice on the new law posted at each polling place in the county, Pizano said, adding he hopes it will prevent voters and poll workers from being confused about the new law. “A photo ID is not required to vote in today’s primary. However, by law, the election board must ask you for a photo ID,” the notice says. “They will inform you that a photo ID will be required for November’s election and give you a handout explaining the photo ID requirements,” the notice states.