Primary Election Voters Need to Show ID at Polls

Today is the primary election… and when you head to the polls, don’t forget to bring along your ID.

Today’s primary is the first statewide test of the new voter ID law, which went into effect at the beginning of the year.

Delaware County Auditor Carla Becker says the new law improves the process for absentee voting and voting at the polls – making sure that the person who votes IS the actual person who should be voting.

Becker says the new voter ID law has meant some extra work for the County.

The new requirement to show ID should not mean extra time spent at the polls, but Becker says there is something voters can do to make sure the check-in process goes a little quicker.

Starting next year in 2019, voters will be required to show identification – the option to sign an oath will no longer be available. Voters without proper ID at that time will have to vote by provisional ballot, which will require the voter to return within a few days with an ID or the ballot won’t count.