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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7/15/14  5:12 pm
Commenter: Frederick Esch, FCDC, IAAP

Valid Photo ID

I have never seen statistical data that supports the need for voter ID. Asking for an unexpired photo ID discriminates against senior citizens and disabled persons. If a person does not drive, then getting a photo ID is a burden. Adding the requirement to ensure the ID is current simply discriminates against the disabled which may have no other need for ID. Likewise as seniors give up driving they too would be discriminated against.

As a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, I find this measure offensive and believe it may be an illegal barrier to the disabled.This is a clear violation of disabled persons rights, harking back to Jim Crow, where certain parties do not feel the disabled and elderly should vote and try to enforce their view by putting barriers to voting in their way. 


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