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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8/2/14  11:56 am
Commenter: Thomas S. Keefe

Changing the rules about Photo ID requirements

It is my opinion that changing the regulations that are now in place will confuse voters and make it harder for them to ensure they have an acceptable photo ID.  The SBE, local registrars and electoral boards, and civic and other organizations have been preparing materials and educating voters about current requirements; changing the rules now would undermine these efforts and be grossly unfair to Virginia’s voters.

I urge you to retain the current (June 10) version of the regulation and get on with the business of explaining the unnecessary photo ID requirement to voters and potential voters throughout the Commonwealth.

Thank you for your consideration of my comments.


Thomas S. Keefe


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