Voter identification requirements; revises list of items a voter may show to prove identification. (SB55)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter identification requirements; absentee voting eligibility and procedures.  Revises the list of items that a voter may show to prove identification at the polls. The bill adds to the list several items now allowed to prove the identity of first-time voters for federal elections who registered by mail: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck that shows the name and address of the voter. The bill deletes 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 provide a required form of identification. Read the Bill »


01/31/2012: Merged into SB1


01/05/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100289D
01/05/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/31/2012Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB1-Martin) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)