By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Poll workers across Pennsylvania were receiving training guides this week on how to examine voter photo IDs on Election Day.

Those poll workers will be on the front lines on Election Day, and will be the individuals actually implementing the new voter identification law.

And since poll worker training is not mandatory in Pennsylvania, Department of the Commonwealth spokesman Matthew Keeler says they mailed out a training guide to poll workers across the state.

“We’re trying to think of all the all the worst-case scenarios so that the poll worker isn’t caught unaware of anything going on, and so that this process is as smooth and as easy as it can be,” he told KYW Newsradio this morning.

The seven-page guide contains information on the new law, sample photos of acceptable IDs, as well as a checklist for poll workers to use on Election Day.

Poll worker training videos and frequently asked questions are also available online at

The Philadelphia City Commission has also started in-person poll worker training sessions at locations across the city.

And tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments that will determine the fate of voter ID in the commonwealth (see related story).