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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8/1/14  11:30 am
Commenter: Jonathan Radow, citizen and voter

Do not disenfranchise

People with expired photo IDs should still be allowed to vote. The purpose of the voter ID law is to confirm the voter is who they say they are; if their ID expired a week or a month ago, that does not change their identity. 

Voting is a sacred right in our democracy and should not be denied to someone simply because they forgot to renew an ID. There are other laws and fines that address expired IDs; let those regulations deal with this issue. The voter ID law should simply be used to verify the person is who they say they are. Leave it at that.

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