Penn State University has been commended by the state’s secretary of the commonwealth, who oversees the state’s elections, for making the school’s student IDs acceptable for voting under the state’s new voter ID law.
Beginning with this November’s election, Pennsylvania voters are required to show a valid photo ID to cast a ballot. A number of IDs are acceptable, including student IDs, as long as they also contain an expiration date that has not expired.
Penn State added expiration dates to ID cards for incoming students beginning with this past summer term, and making university issued stickers available for returning students, “to insure all Penn State students are able to vote,” said Secretary Carol Aichele.
“Penn State is our state’s largest university, and this action made sure any of the school’s 90,000-plus students who don’t have other acceptable IDs can vote using their student ID,” Aichele said.