Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements, additional forms. (HB190)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements; additional forms of identification accepted; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. 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 one of the following: 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. A voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification when offering to vote is required to sign a statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be in order to be permitted to cast a ballot. Such statement is signed subject to felony penalties for making false statements, punishable as a Class 5 felony. A voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification and does not complete or sign the statement shall be offered a provisional ballot according to the provisions of current law. The bill adds language regarding identification requirements for certain voters pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002. Read the Bill »

Status

02/07/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
12/27/2019Committee
12/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103802D
12/27/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
12/30/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB190)
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB190)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB19-Lindsey)
02/07/2020Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB19-Lindsey)

Comments

Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

This would be funny if they weren't serious. Why should anyone bother to vote if people who meet these bare requirements are? Fraud is for sure the outcome, and likely no one will care other than the losing party.

Mike A writes:

Over and above the bill's threat to election integrity, there is the fact that review and prosecution of fraud after review is unenforceable. Please vote NO, Vivian.

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