Laughlin Introduces Voter ID Constitutional Amendment
HARRISBURG – State Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49) has introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to require voters to provide valid identification to vote in an election.
“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, with 74% of voters saying that voters should be required to show ID at the polls,” said Laughlin. “This proposal would help to enhance election integrity by adding another layer of security to our elections, something that would also increase voter confidence.”
This measure was approved last session by the state House of Representatives and Senate. If passed again this session, the proposed amendment would be placed on the ballot for Pennsylvania voters to decide.
Thirty-five states have laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls. Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee and Wisconsin have photo ID requirements, while another 10 states request photo ID.
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