New legislation requires new voter ID card

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Campaign season is kicking into high gear, and this year there are new rules for what you need to vote.

A new law going into effect this summer requires an I.D. to vote.

You must bring a valid I.D. to the ballot box starting July 1. If you don't, you'll only be able to cast a provisional ballot. Virginia is one of several states that has recently passed new legislation calling for stricter I.D. requirements. Many argue bills like this will cut down on voter fraud.

Currently a Virginia Voter I.D. card, a driver's licence, Social Security card, government-issued I.D. or a photo I.D. from your place of employment are all accepted. The new law would also allow utility bills, paychecks, bank statements, government checks or a current Virginia college I.D.

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