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In Virginia, voter photo ID will be required for the first time and as many as 200,000 eligible voters may not have the requisite ID.
Now is the time to start thinking about how and when you’ll vote. In addition to getting ready to vote as you have in years past, voters in many states may also need to show voter identification in order to cast a ballot.
As volunteers of the League of Women Voters of Fairfax (VA) helped new citizens and others register to vote this past weekend, we also helped answer many of the common questions that come up about the voting process.
“The right to vote is not about politics or the outcome of elections — it is about equality and justice,” said Joan MacCallum, president of the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg.
This morning, I joined with other voting rights leaders at a press conference to urge Congress to begin moving the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act by holding a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.