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Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling cast the tie-breaker vote in support of the “voter ID” bill. The bill would require voters who don’t show up at the voter polls with proper identification to cast a provisional ballot. The Senate vote was 20-20. The “voter ID” bill is goes back to the House of Delegates for a final vote.

Some forms of proper identification will include a driver’s license, social security card, student ID, utility bill and other state issued ID.


Voter identification requirements; provisional ballots.  Eliminates the provision that allows a voter to sign a sworn statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be in lieu of showing identification and provides instead for the voter to cast a provisional ballot if he cannot provide a required form of identification. The bill also provides that, in order to determine whether a person who cast a provisional ballot is a qualified voter, an electoral board may rely on a faxed copy of a person’s identification. The bill also removes a Commonwealth of Virginia voter registration card from the list of forms of identification that a voter can present to demonstrate that he is a qualified voter.

Track all legislation at Virginia’s General assembly