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Virginia voters will be required to show ID at the polls

Voters will be faced with several changes when they go to cast their ballots during the Nov. 6 general election.

Gloucester’s general registrar Bobbi Morgan said due to changes in the law, a form of identification is now required to vote.

"Before, if you had no ID, you signed an ‘Affirmation of Identity’ and voted normally," Morgan said. "Now, you have to vote a provisional ballot and provide the registrar’s office a copy of your ID by noon of that Friday after the election for your vote to count."

Morgan said acceptable forms of identification include the following: A Commonwealth of Virginia Voter Registration card, social security card, valid Virginia driver’s license, any other identification card issued by a government agency of the Commonwealth, any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, any valid employee identification card issued containing a photograph of th...

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