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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7/14/14  1:07 pm
Commenter: Greg S Riddlemoser, General Registrar, Stafford County

"Valid" for photo IDs used on Election Day

Photo IDs used on Election Day MUST not be subject to rejection due to “expiration.”

There is no training program in the world adequate to teach volunteer election officials (EB members, GR staffers, and Officers of Election) how to discern the “currency” of an otherwise valid ID.

A large portion of the photo IDs authorized by the GA do not even have an issued or expire date and it would be ludicrous to reject IDs that do have expire dates.

Passports and Drivers’ Licenses and any other authorized Election Day Photo ID that has expired ought still be utile especially given the fact that GRs are now authorized to create photo IDs for voting purposes without having the applicant actually prove who they are.

Again, expired is irrelevant … and "unless recently expired" is just absurd.

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