Voter ID is NOT required to Vote on November 6th

Important Election Day and

Voter ID Reminders from SeniorLAW Center

November 2012

Photo ID is NOT Required to vote on November 6th!

Your vote is your voice.

The election for President and Vice President, U.S. Senator and Representative, and State Senator and Representative will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please be aware that the court issued a temporary injunction on the voter ID law and you will NOT need to show photo ID to vote on Nov. 6. Elections workers are required to ask you for photo ID – just as they did in the primary — but you DO NOT need to show it! You can decline to display photo ID and still get to vote and you get to vote in the booth.

However, if you've never voted before or are voting for the first time in a new division, you are considered a new voter according to law and still must show some proof of identity. This proof may, but does not have to, include a photo. Accepted forms of ID for new voters include a driver's license or state or federal ID card; U.S. passport or student, employee or armed forces ID; or any of the following provided it displays a current name and address: voter registration card, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check. For a complete list of approved ID, click here.

Additionally, if a new voter cannot show ID, does not appear on the voter registry or is challenged by an election official, that voter may vote via provisional ballot.

Seniors and many others in our country fought, suffered, and even died to protect the right to vote.  It is not one we should take lightly, or for granted. Let's honor the struggles and sacrifice of our seniors and those who came before us by voting.  To find out where your local polling place is on Election Day, click here.

If you are told incorrectly that you must have a photo ID to vote, call the Voter Protection Hotline with this or any other problems or questions: 1-866-OUR VOTE

Your vote is your voice!  Let it be heard.


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