Barrar Calls Voter ID Bill Necessary
HARRISBURG – Citing cases of rampant voter fraud in Philadelphia, Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) released the following statement regarding House passage of legislation that would require the presentation of photo identification before voting:

“This is one of the most important pieces of legislation we can pass to protect the integrity of our elections. If enacted, Pennsylvania would join a dozen other states that require voters to present photo identification at the polls. Considering the many activities for which a person must show identification, I do not believe it is unreasonable to request voters to do the same.”

To view Barrar’s video comments about the legislation, visit or

“Opponents of the bill are arguing that this measure will disenfranchise voters, but I believe it disenfranchises voters when people vote illegally or under false pretenses. The electoral system in Philadelphia is teeming with cases of voter fraud, falsified voter registrations and other schemes that serve to steal elections. Citizens deserve elections based on honesty, integrity and fairness. This legislation will protect the ideal of one person, one vote.

“Eliminating voter fraud has been one of my top priorities since I came to the House. Our democracy was built on the principle of citizens fairly electing government officials. Anything that taints that principle dishonors our democracy. Voting is one of our primary duties as citizens of this great republic, and protecting the integrity of elections should be a chief concern for all elected officials. I am hopeful this bill will be considered by the Senate and signed by the governor in the near future.”

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