Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Voter Registration [1 VAC 20 ‑ 40]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action Revise Valid Definition
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 8/4/2014
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7/15/14  6:04 pm
Commenter: Mary Alison Galway

I disagree with the proposed changes to the definition of 'valid' in the voter ID regulation.

The first change to the regulation is confusing and unnecessary. As an election official, I will be trying to determine if an ID is 'valid' or not - and this wording is beyond my comprehension and ability. It will already be time consuming to go through the voting process. This will add the component of nightmare.

The second change regarding 'expiration date' is dangerous and unnecessary. Some IDs do not even have expiration dates. Will the ID suddenly be invalid? Will voters whose name and picture obviously identify the voter suddenly be cause to disenfranchise them? Although driver's licenses have expiration dates for reasons having to do with driving, many picture IDs do not have expiration dates at all. It seems to me that this is yet another attempt to disenfranchise voters.

Shame on you.

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