HARRISBURG – State senators approved a measure that allows voters to decide if the PA Constitution should be amended to require identification each time a voter casts a ballot. Currently, voters are required to show identification the first time they vote at a polling place. Senate Bill 735, which was approved by a bipartisan vote, asks voters to decide if some form of verification should be required every time a ballot is cast, including when voting by mail. The bill also proposes amending the voting age in the PA Constitution from 21 to 18, making it consistent with the U.S. Constitution. A recent poll by Franklin & Marshall College showed that 74% of Pennsylvanians who responded favored requirements that all voters show a photo ID, compared with 25% opposed. The measure must be passed in two consecutive legislative sessions before it can be placed on the ballot. The earliest the proposed amendment could reach voters for consideration is May 2023.