Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Voter Registration [1 VAC 20 ‑ 40]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Proposed Regulation on Voter Photo Identification Document
Action 4160
General Information
Action Summary The State Board of Elections is proposing creation of a new regulation related to the creation of Voter Photo Identification Cards. The regulation is necessitated by a new voter identification standard passed by the General Assembly in 2013, and which goes into effect on July 1, 2014. The new provisions of Virginia Code § 24.2-404 requires that the State Board of Elections provides a card bearing the voter’s photograph to any requesting registered voter that does not already possess one of the acceptable identification cards listed in Virginia Code § 24.2-643(B). The State Board of Elections, at its April 2, 2014 meeting, requested that the regulation be posted on Town Hall beginning April 21, 2014 for a period of 21 days. The proposed regulation provides, inter alia, the situations where a voter can request the card and the requirements that they must meet prior to its issuance. The regulation gives general registrars the capability of soliciting applications for the ID outside of their general registrar’s office, but does not require such action take place. It provides guidance for the issuance of a temporary identification document and for replacement cards. The regulation also contains a provision stating that a person’s inclusion in the Department of Motor Vehicle’s database will not exclude such person from receiving a Voter Photo Identification Card.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Virginia Code § 2.2-4002(B)(8)
RIS Project Yes  [004012]
Associated Mandates Voter Identification
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6920 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/12/2014.
6981 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/12/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Myron McClees 
Address: 1100 Bank Street

Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8949    FAX: (804)786-0760    TDD: ()-