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Decision 2012: Voting Information



    Decision 2012: Voting Information
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    Here are some resources you might find helping for voting in the November 2012 Election:

    Am I Registered to Vote

    A website called Long Distance Voter has a way for you to verify if you are actually registered to vote.

    Delaware voters CLICK HERE to verify if you are registered to vote.

    Pennsylvania voters CLICK HERE to verify if you are registered to vote.

    New Jersey voters CLICK HERE to verify if you are registered to vote.

    Deadlines for Voter Registration

    • Delaware: October 13, 2012
    • Pennsylvania: October 9, 2012
    • New Jersey: October 16, 2012


    Voter ID information for Pennsylvania residents:

    Voter ID Information and Forms

    Documents Needed for ID issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles:

    New Department of State Voter ID


    Since the Pennsylvania Voter ID law was enacted in March, PennDOT has been working closely with the Department of State to ensure that every voter has the opportunity to obtain photo identification. Voters who lack verification documents necessary for a secure Pennsylvania Photo ID (non-driver’s license ID card), will be able to obtain a new Department of State voter identification card for free by visiting a PennDOT Driver License Center.

    The Department of State Voter ID, which will be valid for 10 year and can only be used for voting purposes. For this reason, if a resident has the necessary documents, PennDOT’s primary focus is to issue a secure Pennsylvania identification.

    Persons who want the new Department of State Voter ID will need to provide their

    • Name
    • Address
    • Social Security number (If the customer has been issued an SSN)
    • Proof of residency
    • County
    • Previous name and/or address if changed in the past 12 months.

    The applicant must fill out a Department of State application form and sign an oath/affirmation that they are a registered voter and have no other form of identification that can be used for voting. While the person waits, staff at the Driver

    License Center will contact the Department of State to validate that the person is registered to vote. Once verified, the person will receive the free Voter ID, which will be good for 10 years.

    PennDOT is posting additional signage to assist customers seeking Voter Identification cards at the state’s 71 Driver License Centers. PennDOT serves about 2.4 million customers face-to-face each year. For all applicable forms necessary to obtain a Department of State Voter ID click here.

    For more information on voting or the types of ID needed at the polls, visit or


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