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
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
7/18/14  4:52 pm
Commenter: John Harold, EB City of Fairfax

Valid ID

While I agree that the sole purpose of the photo ID  is to allow the Officer of Electiuon to know that the person checking in is the registered voter I am troubled by the argument that the expiration date of (eg. drivers license) us not to be aken into account in determing 'valid'.  I am quite certain that presenting an expired drivers license to a state trooper will get me a summons for driving on an expired (thus invalid) license.  All the advertising  says the ID is to be a valid ID and I argue that the DMV defintion is the determinant of the validity of a drivers license.

I believe that we must be willing to issue a photo ID to any registerd voter in our jurisdiction who asks.

CommentID: 33337