Voter identification; identification containing a photograph required. (HB46)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter identification containing a photograph required; permanent absentee voter list repealed. Requires presentation of a form of identification containing a photograph in order to vote. The bill repeals the provisions of law permitting a voter who does not have one of the required forms of identification to vote after signing a statement, subject to felony penalties for false statements, that he is the named registered voter he claims to be. Instead, the bill provides that such voter is entitled to cast a provisional ballot. The bill also repeals the provisions of law by which any registered voter may apply to receive absentee ballots for all elections in which he is eligible to vote and remains on the list until the voter requests in writing to be removed from the list, the voter's registration is canceled or placed on inactive status pursuant to law, or the voter moves to a different address not in the same county or city of his registration. Read the Bill »


12/31/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee


12/31/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102903D
12/31/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections


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OPPOSE this bill that seeks to roll back changes made over the last couple of years to ease voter id requirements and other measures that enhance access to voting.

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