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HB 9 - Voter Identification Requirements - Key Vote

Virginia Key Votes

Bob McDonnell vetoed (Amendatory Veto) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote (Senate) (19-20) -
Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE CAST MULTIPLE VOTES ON THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (39-55) -
Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE CAST MULTIPLE VOTES ON THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (41-55) -
Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE CAST MULTIPLE VOTES ON THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (65-31) -
Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE CAST MULTIPLE VOTES ON THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW WITHOUT FURTHER GOVERNOR ACTION. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Vetoed (Amendatory Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (20-20) -
Note:

NOTE: THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CAST A TIE-BREAKING VOTE ON THIS LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (65-32) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (0-97) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (20-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires voters to present a valid form of identification in order to cast an official ballot.

Highlights:

-Defines “acceptable form of identification” as any of the following (Sec. 1):
          -Virginia voter registration card;
          -Social security card;
          -Virginia driver’s license;
          -Current employer-issued photo identification card;
          -Any government-issued identification card;
          -Student identification card issued by any Virginia 4-year institution of higher learning; or
          -Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck with the name and address of the voter.

-Authorizes a voter without a valid form of identification to cast a provisional ballot that shall be counted only if the voter presents valid identification after voting (Sec. 1).

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (69-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes voters without acceptable identification to cast a provisional ballot.

Highlights:

-Authorizes a voter who does not present an acceptable form of identification to cast a provisional ballot in addition to signing an affidavit, whereas existing law only required the voter to sign an affidavit (Sec. 1).

-Defines “acceptable form of identification” as any of the following (Sec. 1):
          -Virginia voter registration card;
          -Social Security card;
          -Virginia driver’s license;
          -Current employer-issued photo identification card; or
          -Any government issued identification card.

-Requires the electoral board to determine the voter’s identity no more than 1 day after the provisional ballot has been cast by comparing the voter’s signature on the provisional ballot to the signature in the voter’s registration file, and to count the vote only if the voter’s identity can be verified (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

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