Oppose Voter ID
Voter ID Required to Vote (HB 9/SB 1): Under current Virginia law, a voter without ID at the polls may sign an affidavit affirming his or her identity and vote by regular ballot. HB 9 and SB 1 eliminate the "Affirmation of Identity" process and require voters without ID to cast provisional ballots. Those voters would have to follow-up with election officials with proof of identification.
Signed by Gov. McDonnell on May 18, 2012.
Voter ID bills are purported to prevent voter impersonation fraud, of which Virginia has no history. They are onerous and unnecessary legislation that disproportionately impact low-income, elderly, and minority individuals who are less likely to possess the documents required by these bills.