Voter identification requirements; provisional ballot to be offered if voter has no photo ID. (HB1084)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter identification requirements; photo ID; provisional ballots.  Requires photo ID at the polls. The bill 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 and provides instead for the voter to cast a provisional ballot if he cannot show identification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101759D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/07/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Privileges and Elections


Greg Mathieson writes:

I read in the Washington Post today, 1/17/12 that six states have tried to push a bill like this through, yet the Department of Justice has shot them down and where they haven't they are taking them to court. Is it really worth our tax dollars fighting this issue in the courts. What if a person does not have a drivers license. Yes, DMV will issue an ID card, but you have to stand in line for hours and pay for it. Is it coming to the point that some now have to pay to vote in a free and open election?