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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7/16/14  9:30 am
Commenter: Ellen Strauss, Braddock District

Existing regulations should stand as they are at this late date.

As a citizen of Fairfax County, I've received no personal notification of the switch over to required photo ID.  But I read the newspaper and am active in my community so I know the law has changed.  But many of my neighbors don't know about the photo ID requirement and I think we've done our populace an injustice by not keeping them personally informed via U.S. mail.  That being the case, I think we should accept legal, even if expired, ID's.  Let's make this transition as easy as possible so as not to turn away people who've come out to vote in good faith.  We get less than 50% of the population out to vote, we want to encourage, not discourage people from voting.

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