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  7:55 pm
Commenter: Barbara Hyde

Voter ID

It is shameful to have to show a photo ID in the first place (note to conservatives--photo IDs are not mentioned in the Constitution) but especially under the pretense of avoiding a problem that does not exist. What about absentee ballots? It seems to me there is more opportuity for voter fraud there but they aren't included. This disenfranchises the elderly (note to Republicans--old people tend to vote Republican) and other groups that may not have driver's licenses or other photo IDs.  This requirement is abridging a fundamental Constitutional right and it should be struck down by every court in the land. It is equivalent to a poll tax, which is a shameful chapter in US history.

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