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  1:57 pm
Commenter: Renee Bergmann Andrews, Falls Church Electoral Board

Valid Photo ID

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 does not mean the person does not exist.  The purpose of the new law is to match the individual with the photo, not to determnine a 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.

CommentID: 32949