Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. (HB19)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registration confirmation documents; his valid Virginia driver's license, his valid United States passport, or any other identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States; any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth or any private school located in the Commonwealth; 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 check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. The bill adds language regarding identification requirements for certain voters pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002. Read the Bill »


11/19/2019: In Committee


11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100460D


Ron Q writes:

Why should anyone be allowed to vote who doesn't have a valid photo id?
No reason.

Anthony Ricciotti writes:

Valid state ID is easy to procure. A voter should provide indisputable evidence of their identification and residence to ensure they are in fact the person voting. Valid government issued photo ID should be required.

Robert Tate writes:

All people voting should have to show proper identification with photo to prevent fraud at the polls, it's not like it is hard to obtain. Especially since everyone is crying about interference in elections these days.

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