Some Bronx voters will have to deal with new requirements on Election Day
Some voters in the Bronx will have to deal with new requirements when they head to the voting booths on Election Day this year.
A new federal law called the Help America Vote Act is requiring first-time voters in the Bronx and citywide that registered by mail after January 1, 2003 to provide identification before they can vote.
The citys Board of Elections has been training poll workers to make sure things run smoothly on November 2. The new requirements already had a practice run during the primaries. Election officials say the voters who were required to show ID then complied without a problem.
Voters affected by the new law should make sure they have one of the following forms of ID when they head to the polls: a photo ID, a utility bill, a bank statement, a pay check or any other government document with an address that matches their voter registration.