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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7/16/14  11:36 am
Commenter: Laurie Dodd

Voting is a fundamental right. Expired ID should be valid!

Voting is a fundamental right that should not be obstructed.

Photo ID is properly used only to verify the identity of the voter. The holder of a passport or drivers license has already proven his or her identity to the issuing agency, and it should make no difference whether that document has expired. The new state-issued Voter ID will not even have an expiration date.

Furthermore, it is essential that potential voters know NOW what will be required for upcoming elections. The SBE has promulgated regulations stating that expired drivers licenses and passports are sufficient for voting. These are the rules that should be implemented. Changing at this late date would interfere with voters who are trying to comply.

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