Voter ID Bill May Be Dead in Virginia, at Least for Now

A longtime blog reader writes: “After the Commonwealth Institute in Virginia produced a briefing paper on the true costs of HB 569, which would take millions of dollars to implement and ensnare the state costly litigation, the eye-popping numbers (between $7.91 million and $22.59 million) sank the bill. The House Subcommittee Chair pulled the bill Tuesday, stopping further consider of HB 569 and caused it to miss the deadline for passage and referral to the state senate. HB 569 would have required proof of citizenship for new voter registrations, including individuals who move into Virginia after being registered in other states. and require photo proof of identification at the polling place. The Commonwealth Institute report is here:”

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