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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 20, 2022 10:01 AM
From: Senator Daniel Laughlin
To: All Senate members
Subject: Constitutional Amendment: Providing for Voter Identification
I plan to introduce legislation amending the Pennsylvania Constitution to require voters to provide valid identification in order to vote in an election.
This measure was approved last session by the House and Senate. If passed again this session, it would place a proposed amendment on the ballot asking voters if identification should be required at each election.

This proposal would help to enhance election integrity and increase voter confidence. It would also add another layer of security to our elections.
In 2021, Franklin & Marshall College conducted a poll and found that a large majority of Pennsylvania voters support strengthening the state’s voter ID requirements. According to the poll, 74% of respondents agree voters should be required to show ID at the polls.
Missouri, Wyoming, Montana and Arkansas are among a few states that have recently enacted photo ID requirements.
Pennsylvania would be among several other states to have a Voter ID requirement in the constitution, as Arkansas and North Carolina have both previously approved ballot measures to amend their state constitution to require photo voter identification.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as SB1