Cutler Supports Bill to Protect Integrity of Elections
6/23/2011

Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) released the following statement regarding his support of legislation that would ensure the integrity of the election process in Pennsylvania by requiring voters to show proof of identification at the polls:

 

“I am required by law to present identification when exercising my Second Amendment right to purchase a firearm.  I am required to present identification to board an airplane, purchase alcohol or pay for merchandise with a check.  Most employers require new hires to provide photo identification for personnel records.  The examples of how often identification is required go on and on.  Why shouldn’t we expect the same type of rigorous verification for voting?  I believe if we are to maintain a fair election system, we must require proof of identification for voters.”

 

To view Cutler’s video comments about the legislation, visit RepCutler.com or YouTube.com/RepCutler.

 

“House Bill 934 will not detract from the openness of our elections, but on the contrary will restore the people’s faith in the legitimacy of elections.  When people hear stories of rampant voter fraud and stolen elections, it diminishes their confidence in our elected leaders.  The presentation of identification to vote does not represent an undue burden and it will not deny access to voting, rather, it protects the integrity of our electoral system.

 

“One concern some residents of Lancaster County may have with any proposal to require photo identification for voting is that such a measure must contain a provision for voters who object to being photographed.  Fortunately, this legislation would allow a voter who has a religious objection to being photographed to obtain a valid form of state-issued non-photo identification through PennDOT.  I believe this is a reasonable compromise for individuals who have a legitimate religious objection to photo identification.”

 

More information about Cutler and his legislative priorities is available at RepCutler.com or Facebook.com/RepBryanCutler.

 

State Representative Bryan Cutler
100th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact:  Nicole Wamsley
nwamsley@pahousegop.com
717.783.8063
Twitter.com/RepBryanCutler
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