Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. (SB113)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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. This bill was incorporated into SB 65. Read the Bill »


01/28/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/13/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100906D
12/13/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB113)
01/28/2020Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB65-Locke) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB65.


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

Voter fraud here we come, replete with George Soros sending busses of
fake voters to Virginia to selected areas to make victory assurred. What do you need to qualify a stolen gym id card. Shame on the people who sponsored and supported for helping to destroy our election system. This one bill should be enough to demand a recall a recount and a thorough vetting of the election.

Mike A writes:

This bill undermines the integrity of each and every one of our ballots and calls into question the results of every election. Please vote it down, Sen Marsden. Mike, Springfield

Aurora Quasebarth writes:

What are the Democrats thinking, this is abundant in ripping apart the safeguards we've put in place to avoid voter fraud. Once people like me stop believing in the
integrity of elections, their cynicism about the state and it's government will grow.
This is a bill I would expect out of California or New York, not Virginia. Is that what you folks want us to turn into? Do you dislike my State that much?