Lawmakers kill Virginia voter photo ID bill

Lawmakers kill Virginia voter photo ID bill

Lawmakers kill Virginia voter photo ID bill

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Associated Press

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 29 at 10:56 AM

RICHMOND (AP) -- Legislation to require Virginia voters to provide photo identification at polling places is dead for the year.

A House subcommittee on Tuesday incorporated Republican Del. Rob Bell's bill into another bill that tightens the acceptable forms of ID voters must present to vote a regular ballot.

Bell's bill became part of Del. Mark Cole's bill to eliminate utility bills, current paycheck stubs or government checks bearing a home address as valid voter identification.

Under Bell's bill, people who lack photo identification such as a driver's license would be eligible for ID cards at no charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

AP-WF-01-29-13 1453GMT

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