West Virginia voters need ID at the polls

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Before you hit the polls on Tuesday, remember to bring ID.

For the first time ever, voters across West Virginia will be required by law to prove their identity before voting.

Officials passed the Voter I-D law back in 2016 with the purpose of increasing the security and safety of votes.

But don’t stress.

Officials said the criteria is easy to meet. 

Marshall County County Clerk Jan Pest said basically anything with your name on it, with or without a photo, will suffice. 

This includes your driver’s license and a bank statement issued within the past six months.

Pest said even your hunting and fishing license would do the trick.

“It doesn’t have to be a photo ID, but you do have to have some form of ID. There’s 11 different things that you can show and a list will be a the polling place. It will be hanging on the wall showing what you can use,” Pest said.

Acceptable forms of photo and non-photo identification include:

  • Medicare card or Social Security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Bank or debit card
  • Health insurance card issued to the voter
  • U.S. passport or passport card
  • Military ID card 
  • Student ID card
  • A concealed carry permit

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