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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7/17/14  10:48 pm
Commenter: Julie Emery

Valid ID

If the only purpose of a photo ID is to verify that you are who you say you are, and if the state issued ID has nothing but your name and photo, I don't understand why you would not accept an expired ID. Identify does not have an expiration. If I am Julie Emery, there is no suspicion that I am no longer Julie Emery because my ID has expired. If my driver's license expired yesterday or 10 years ago, I assure you, I am still the same person. I know of no incidence of a link between the expiration of anyone's ID and an actual change in their identify.

In addition, to add more confusion this close to an election when you've already changed the rules once is clearly irresponsible and shows no concern about protecting people's right to vote.

I urge you NOT to change the current definition of "valid"  with regards to photo ID.

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