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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7/21/14  1:02 pm
Commenter: Roxanne Grossman

no further voter ID restrictions!

Please leave previously adopted regs in place and allow expired drivers' licenses to serve as acceptable forms of photo IDs. To ban such IDs, requiring those too old to drive, too poor to have vehicles, too far from registrars' offices and/or otherwise without means to acquire a registrar-issued ID, obviously would serve no purpose but disenfranchising those categories of voters. No valid, legitimate voter-fraud-prevention purpose would be served - even if there were evidence of rampant voter fraud, which there is not - by disqualifying those with photo IDs in the form of expired licenses.  The sole, transparent purpose for Sen. Obenshain's proposed ban is to suppress voting by those more likely to vote for Democrats than for Republicans. Please do the right thing and stand up to this call to make it even harder for Virginians to vote.

 Thank you for your time and consideration of this most important matter.

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