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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7/18/14  12:20 pm
Commenter: susan worden, registered voter and election worker/official

Revised "Valid" definition

I support the current, June 10th definition!  The only purpose of showing a photo ID is to ensure that the person coming to vote is in fact the person he/she say he/she is; not to determine if the person can currently drive, travel etc.  Many IDs allowed for voting purposes have no expiration dates, and they are allowed because what is important is that the photo reasonably resembles the person presenting his/herself  to vote. Anything else is irrelevant.  Additionally, there is an undue burden on many elderly registered voters who use their expired IDs for everyday needs and who would now need to travel to a registrar's office to get a new ID without an expiration date.  That makes no sense.  Do NOT revise the "valid" definition.

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