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Hon. Brad Roae
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Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
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Roae Votes for Election Protection Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk
3/14/2012
HARRISBURG – Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) today voted in favor of a bill approved by the House and headed to the desk of the governor to be signed into law that would protect the integrity of Pennsylvania elections.

“This election protection bill would ensure that only those people who are authorized to vote in Pennsylvania could do so,” Roae said. “We want to make sure that illegal aliens and others who do not have the right to vote are not corrupting Pennsylvania elections.”

House Bill 934 would require all Pennsylvania voters to provide a photo ID when voting in any election. Under current law, voters are required to provide a photo ID when voting at an election site for the first time.

If a person forgets his or her photo ID on Election Day, he or she may cast a provisional ballot. The voter would then have six days to present the required proof of identification to his or her county board of elections.

“When this bill is signed into law, every person who shows up at the polls on Election Day will be able to vote,” Roae said. “Whether it is with a traditional ballot or a provisional ballot, voters will be able to have their votes counted. No one will be denied their right to vote.”

In addition to requiring photo ID for voters at election sites, the bill also would require voters who use absentee ballots to provide proof of identification when applying for such a ballot.

“The legislation would uphold the integrity of Pennsylvania elections every time a ballot is cast,” Roae said. “We need to make sure that one person is not voting on behalf of another person or persons. This new rule will uphold the one person, one vote theme that has become the foundation of our modern democratic republic.”

Under the bill, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) would be required to issue a non-driver identification card at no cost to any voter who signs a statement declaring he or she does not have proof of identification and requires a photo ID for voting purposes.

Once signed into law, the bill is slated to take effect in September after the primary election but before the general election in November.

State Representative Brad Roae
6th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Dan Massing
dmassing@pahousegop.com
717.772.9845
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