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HB 9 Voting procedures; voter identification requirements, provisional ballots.

Introduced by: Mark L. Cole | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS ENACTED WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION: (all summaries)

Voter identification requirements; provisional ballots.  Eliminates the provision that allows a voter to sign a sworn statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be in lieu of showing identification. The bill allows the voter without identificaion to vote an official ballot if he is recognized and acknowledged by an officer of election. Otherwise a voter without identification will be offered a provisional ballot that will be reviewed by the electoral board at its meeting on the day following the election.  The voter may submit a copy of one of the required forms of identification to the electoral board in person or by facsimile, electronic mail, or other means. The bill expands the list of acceptable forms of identification to include a valid student identification card issued by a Virginia four-year institution of higher education and certain other documents that show his name and address. Any voter whose name is marked on the pollbook as having already voted will be allowed to vote only by a provisional ballot.  The General Assembly rejected the Governor's recommended amendments and the Governor signed HB 9 as originally presented to him.


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