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
8/3/14  10:55 am
Commenter: Mary Hatcher

Changing definition of valid identification

An identification card, once it has expired is no longer valid. There is no compelling reason for invalid forms of identification to be declared valid for political expediency only.  Do I still have the priviledge of legally driving once my driver license expires? No. Why should an expired ID then be considered acceptable only for voting purposes?  Because this proposed rule change has nothing to do with access to polls.  It has everything to do with removing all integrity of the election process.  One who is too lazy (and yes - it is laziness) to obtain and keep a valid form of identification should not have an exception written into state code.  Changing definitions doesn't change true meaning; calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg. 

CommentID: 36462