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Monday, February 27, 2012

Divided Virginia Senate passes voter ID bill

RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate on Monday signed off on legislation that would require voters who can’t produce identification at the polls or are not recognized by an election officer to cast their ballot provisionally.

Proponents argue the hot-button measure is intended to prevent voter fraud while opponents say it is unnecessary and will suppress voting.

The Senate deadlocked 20-20 on the bill, with Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling providing the tie-breaking vote.

Right now, voters can simply sign a sworn affidavit saying they are who they say they are if they don’t bring identification to the polls



Anonymous said...

How about requiring candidates to present identification before running for office? How novel would that be?

Anonymous said...

go virginia...