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  2:11 pm

your identity never expires

The intent of the General Assembly is to prevent people from voting for somebody else. It is not the intent of the General Assembly to ensure all Virginia voters have an unexpired ID document. This intent is evident due to the fact that the legislation authorizes some forms of ID that do not even have an expiration date.

One's identity never expires. If a properly issued identification document sufficiently establishes that the person standing before the Election Officer is who they say they are, then we can be confident that no voter fraud is being perpetrated. The presence or absence of a future dated expiration date is irrelevant to executing the intent of the General Assembly and ensuring the integrity of elections in the Commonwealth.

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