|Action||Revise Valid Definition|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/4/2014|
The photo ID cards to be issued by the Department of Elections have no expiration date. Therefore, officers of election should be instructed not to use any expiration date on another type of photo ID to determine a voter’s qualification to vote. Officers of election need to be instructed to look at the photo to ensure that it matches the person appearing before them, nothing more, and nothing less. Just because a license or passport is expired doesn’t mean the person doesn’t exist. The purpose of the new law is to match the individual with the photo, not to determine the voter’s qualification to drive or to travel. Do not add the extra burden of determining valid vs. invalid dates on our officers of election.