Pa. updates badges for Voter ID requirement

July 17, 2012 3:46:02 AM PDT
The state is issuing new identification badges to Pennsylvania state employees who plan to use them as proof of identity so they can vote.

The old badges lack the expiration date required by the state's new Voter ID law. The law requires voters to present photo identification that meets certain criteria when visiting their polling place.

The state's Department of General Services said last week it would issue modified badges to employees planning to use them to vote in the November election. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg ( ) reports 39 employees had gotten modified badges by Monday.

State officials say most state workers will have another type of identification that meets the new law's requirements.