Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

VA Governor McDonnell Signs Strict Voter ID Requirements

The bill shrinks the list of acceptable forms of identification a voter can use to cast a ballot starting in 2014

by Team Ebony, March 26, 2013

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

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Only a day after Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe’s veto of a strict voter ID law, Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law Tuesday the second major change to voting requirements in just over a year.

The bill shrinks the list of acceptable forms of identification a voter can use to cast a ballot starting in 2014. The law eliminates the use of a utility bill, pay stub, bank statement, government check or Social Security card as acceptable identification, leaving only drivers licenses, voter ID cards, student IDs, and concealed handgun permits.

 
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