Bill Aimed at Voter Integrity Passes House and Heads to Governor to Become Law
HARRISBURG (March 14, 2012) -- The state House today approved legislation to strengthen voter identification and enfranchise all voters, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said. The bill awaits the governor’s signature.
The legislation, House Bill 934, protects the integrity of the vote by requiring each voter to present proof of identification at every election, beginning with the April 24 primary election.
According to Turzai, a uniform voter identification requirement assures all voters will be treated equally and fairly and will prevent some voters from being singled out for identification while other voters are allowed to vote without identifying themselves.
The state will provide free non-driver identification cards for those who need it, free of charge.
Following are remarks submitted by Turzai during the floor debate.
State Representative Mike Turzai
28th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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