Thursday, May 17, 2012

Virginia Voter ID Law SB1 - #3895 - Gov. Bob McDonnell Needs to Sign Voter ID Law - Telephone Calls Needed to Urge McDonnell to SIGN THE BILL - Jefferson Area Tea Party

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We need a firestorm of phone calls to Gov. McDonnell -  If he doesn't sign SB1 by Friday, it dies!!. Governor McDonnell has SB1 ( Voter ID ) on his desk to sign. We are not sure he will sign the bill. Please call and let his staff know that you expect honest and fair elections in Virginia and want the Governor to sign SB1. Dial (804) 786-2211 The bill has been weakened from its original intent, however, it still improves on the current situation. If the bill is not signed, more fraud can occur in Virginia in the 2012 Presidential election. If the Governor signs the bill, anyone without an ID who tries to vote will not have their vote counted unless their registration can be confirmed. Here are the details about SB1: ................. And from Richmond Sunlight.........,Voter procedures; voter shall be offered provisional ballot, etc. (SB1) Introduced By Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) Voter identification requirements; provisional ballots. Eliminates the provision that allows a voter to sign a sworn statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be in lieu of showing identification and provides instead for the voter to cast a provisional ballot if he cannot provide a required form of identification. The bill also provides that, in order to determine whether a person who cast a provisional ballot is a qualified voter, an electoral board may rely on a faxed copy of a person's identification. The bill also removes a Commonwealth of Virginia voter registration card from the list of forms of identification that a voter can present to demonstrate that he is a qualified voter. Amends § 24.2-643 (“Qualified voter permitted to vote; procedures at polling place; voter identification.”), § 24.2-651.1 (“Voter who is shown as having already voted; challenge and procedure for voting; voter identification.”), § 24.2-653 (“Voter whose name does not appear on pollbook; handling of provisional ballots; ballots cast after normal close of polls due to court order extending polling hours.”), § 24.2-701 (“Application for absentee ballot.”), of the Code of Virginia. View Full Text........... » Status 03/10/2012: Passed the General Assembly View Bill's History.....

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