Reporting Brad Segall
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By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Registered voters in Montgomery County, Pa. who don’t have a photo ID to show at the polls next month can get one starting Wednesday.
The picture identification cards will be issued through Parkhouse, the county’s senior care facility, but you don’t have to live there (see related story).
And you won’t have to go to the Royersford location to get an ID card. The county is bringing its mobile equipment to various locations throughout the county for the next month.
County commissioner Josh Shapiro says they will move forward regardless of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s decision on the voter ID law (see related story).
“We think it’s too important to delay our efforts here while we wait on the courts,” he said today. “We need to move forward. We need to get IDs in the hands of registered voters who need them.”
To get one, you will need one of seven forms of identification, including a non-photo ID issued by Pennsylvania or a federal agency, or a firearm permit, or a current utility bill or bank statement, paycheck, or government check.
The county expects to issue the cards at a total cost of less than $5,000.
Times and locations of the mobile photo ID van visits are on the county’s web site, montcopa.org.