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  1:58 pm
Commenter: Suchada Langley, A Citizen

Create Mass Confusion, Disenfranchising Voters

Requiring photo identification is an intention to disenfranchise voters.  There are hundreds of thousands of Virginians who do not have Virginia DMV-issued photo IDs.  We do not know whether they have other photo IDs.  A month ago, we were told that expired photo IDs are acceptable so long as the photo resembles the voter.  Why now a second change in the regulations this close to the election that will create mass confusion. This legislation is to suppress the vote of poor, minority and young voters who are least likely to have photo IDs.


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