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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7/17/14  9:25 am
Commenter: Mary Finger, Virginia voter

Support for

As a Virginia voter, I am writing to support allowing voters to use an expired photo ID at the polls. Such ID's clearly fulfill the purpose of the new voting law, which is to demonstrate that the person proposing to vote is the person whose photo is on the ID. Requiring that the ID be current (unexpired) would cause a host of problems, including creating hardships on elderly citizens and those of limited means or mobility (many of whom would have to go get a new ID), creating grounds for discriminatory application of the law (because not all ID's even have expiration dates), and requiring election officers to make determinations for which they lack data or qualifications. 


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