Virginia has a new voter ID law on the books effective today, requiring that voters provide photo ID. To address the breathless claims of “repressing the vote” by requiring ID, the law makes it pretty darn easy to obtain a free ID. Details below, from Breitbart and the AP:
The new law now requires that registered voters who come to the polls in person must present forms of identification that have a photograph of the individual. These include: a Virginia driver’s license; a U.S. passport or any other photo ID issued by the U.S., Virginia, or one of its political subdivisions; a student ID issued by any institute of higher learning in Virginia; or an employee ID card.
Voters can also apply for free state-issued ID cards with any one of the state’s local registrars. The process is similar to obtaining a driver’s license at the DMV. The voter ID law came to pass in 2013, while Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell was still in office.
After hearing claims of voter ID causing “disenfranchisement” among minority voters comes this: Exactly the opposite is true.
Be informed to fight the lies.