As a first-time voter, do I need to bring proof of identification to the polls?

Yes. When voting at a polling place for the first time, you must show proof of identification. 

Approved forms of photo identification include:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID


First Time Voters Information

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1. How do I check my voter registration status?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. My mail-in ballot application was declined because it was a duplicate. What does that mean?
4. I do not want to return my completed mail-in ballot via US postal mail. What are my options?
5. What is a "naked ballot"?
6. How do I check the status of my mail-in ballot?
7. Can I drop off a family member’s ballot?
8. What do I do if my mail-in ballot is damaged? Do I need to return the damaged ballot?
9. Can I vote in person after requesting a ballot?
10. How can I verify my polling place?
11. How can I become a poll worker?
12. How can I view a sample ballot for the upcoming election?
13. As a first-time voter, do I need to bring proof of identification to the polls?
14. What is the minimum age to volunteer to work at the polls?