Thursday, January 17, 2013
New Bill Would Limit Acceptable IDs for Voting
For the first time last year, Virginians had to produce any of several forms of identifying documents to cast a regular ballot. Now, Republican lawmakers are trying to further limit the menu of acceptable IDs. The first bill on the legislative treadmill would delete current utility bills, bank statements, government checks or paychecks as ID permissible to vote. Only permanent, secure ID such as driver's licenses, student ID cards, employee badges or concealed handgun permits would become acceptable.