Pennsylvania voters can now use long-expired state driver's licenses or non-driver ID cards to obtain a photo ID card more easily, state officials announced Wednesday.

The new policy allows most people with a license or ID that expired more than year ago to use it to qualify for a free photo ID card for voting purposes through PennDOT, Secretary of State Carol Aichele said.

Others seeking the cards need to provide a Social Security card and additional documentation.

The change should help senior citizens who stopped driving years ago but whose photo and other information remains in PennDOT's files, Aichele said.

The state's new voter ID law requires all voters to show photo ID before they may cast ballots in the Nov. 6 general election.