The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Many area voters used different voting equipment in the November 2015 election for the first time.
In April 2015, the State Board of Elections decertified the AVS WINVote equipment, due to serious security concerns. This specific touch screen equipment was used by 30 Virginia localities, including some in the Richmond area.
The most common new equipment is optical scan equipment, where you fill in a paper ballot that is then placed in a machine to be scanned and counted.
PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR VOTING
As of 2014, you must present one of the following acceptable forms of photo identification when voting in Virginia:
If you do not have an acceptable form of identification please contact your local voter registration office for a free ID.
Check out the latest LWV-RMA newsletter at The Leaguer
Visit the League of Women Voters of the United States' website at http://www.lwv.org.
Our State League's website address is http://www.lwv-va.org. Both will help you stay up-to-date with what is happening!
The Virginia Public Access Project, a neutral, non-partisan initiative, has up-to-date information on our elected officials and candidates, including information on contributions. Access this at http://www.vpap.org.
Want to see what is happening to bills in the General Assembly? Visit http://www.richmondsunlight.com.
On Facebook? Check the national League page at http://facebook.com/leagueofwomenvoters?v=wall.
and our local League page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/League-of-Women-Voters-Metro-Richmond-VA/1521160478107304
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