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HB 19 - Repeals Photo Identification Requirement for Voting - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Repeals Photo Identification Requirement for Voting

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Title: Repeals Photo Identification Requirement for Voting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes a signed statement in lieu of photo identification in order to vote.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires an officer of elections to ask a voter for their full name and current residence address, and the voter may give such information orally or in writing (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the officer to ask the voter to present any one of the following forms of identification (Sec. 1):

    • Their voter confirmation documents;

    • Their valid state license, valid United States passport, or any other identification issued by the state, a locality, or the US; 

    • Any valid student identification card issued by an institution of higher education located within the US;

    • Any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business; or

    • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government-issued check, paycheck, or another government document containing the name and address of the voter.

  • Requires any voter who does not show one of the forms of identification listed in the above highlight to be allowed to vote after signing a statement, subject to felony penalties for false statements, that they are the named registered voter they claim to be (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the above highlights will be effective prior to the general election on November 3, 2020 (Sec. 1).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Repeals Photo Identification Requirement for Voting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes a signed statement in lieu of photo identification in order to vote.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires an officer of elections to ask a voter for their full name and current residence address, and the voter may give such information orally or in writing (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the officer to ask the voter to present any one of the following forms of identification (Sec. 1):

    • Their voter confirmation documents;

    • Their valid state license, valid United States passport, or any other identification issued by the state, a locality, or the US; 

    • Any valid student identification card issued by an institution of higher education located within the US;

    • Any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business; or

    • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government-issued check, paycheck, or another government document containing the name and address of the voter.

  • Requires any voter who does not show one of the forms of identification listed in the above highlight to be allowed to vote after signing a statement, subject to felony penalties for false statements, that they are the named registered voter they claim to be (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the above highlights will be effective prior to the general election on November 3, 2020 (Sec. 1).

Title: Repeals Photo Identification Requirement for Voting

Title: Repeals Photo Identification Requirement for Voting

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