Those who are first-time voters or first-time voters in their election district must present an acceptable form of identification to vote in Tuesday's municipal election, according to Sandra Adams, director of the county Voter Services office.
This is not a new law but standard procedure for the past decade, she said. If first-time voters refuse to present a valid form of identification, election workers will ask them to go home and retrieve it. If those voters do not, they may vote with a provisional ballot - but must bring in a valid form of identification within seven days, or those votes will not count, she said. If no such identification is presented from those voters, they will be considered first-time voters again in that precinct the following year, and again will be asked for identification.
Approved forms of photo identification include a Pennsylvania driver's license or identification card issued by the state Department of Transportation, identification issued by any state or U.S. agency, U.S. passport or Armed Forces identification, student and employee identification.
Approved forms of non-photo identification, which must include the voter's name and address, include a voter's identification card issued by the voter registration commission, non-photo identification issued by the state or U.S. government, firearm permit, most recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check.
Election results will be displayed election night in the commissioners' board room on the first floor of Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St.
The Executive Plaza parking lot at the rear of 330 Pine St. will be closed to the general public from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday.