Ready To Vote For Change? Know The Facts

You would not believe the number of rumors and outright lies disseminated during the final days of an election campaign.  Fortunately our Democratic Party has been busy getting ready to handle the misinformation and provide every voter with FACTS that will help them protect their vote.    Here is a website designed to help … click here for the  Vote For Change Voter Protection Center.  

“Vote by Phone Right Now” Calls are False
Election Day is Tuesday November 4th
There Are Many Rumors Circulating About Voter ID Laws … in Virginia you do need valid ID
No one should need more than one form of identification to be able to vote, though different types of ID are required, depending on whether you’ve voted before in a federal election in Virginia.  But it is always a good idea to bring a driver’s license or state ID card if you have one.
If this is your first time voting in a federal election in Virginia (and the February primary counts), you will need to show one of the following forms of ID when you vote:
•    A current and valid photo ID (e.g., a driver’s license, student ID, employee ID); 
•    A current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck that shows name and address; or
•    Another government document that shows name and address (e.g., a voter registration card
If identification other than photo ID is presented (e.g., utility bill, bank statement), itmust show the name and address of the voter, and the address must match the address in the voter registration book.  
If you have voted before in a federal election in Virginia (and the February primary counts), you will need to show one of the following forms of ID when you vote
•    Virginia voter registration card
•    Social Security card
•    Valid Virginia driver’s license;
•    Any other identification card issued by a government agency of Virginia (including a student ID from a state school), a local government or the United States; or
•    Any valid employee identification card containing your photograph.  
If you do not have one of these, you can still vote and have your vote counted normally.  You just need to fill out an affirmation of identity form, which will have you swear that you are who you say you are.
Voters Wearing Campaign Gear  … In Virginia wearing campaign gear is not allowed at the polls.  You will have to take off a button or put a jacket over a t-shirt … but you must still be allowed to vote … this is a recent change but don’t be discouraged … you still have a right to your vote  
If Your Home Has Been Foreclosed,You Still Have the Right To Vote
We’re Monitoring to Ensure Your Name Is Not Improperly Purged
Parking Tickets, Utility Bills, and Other Fines
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If that’s not enough information check out this official “What If” guide from the Virginia State Board of Elections that helps answer general questions likely to come up at the polls on Election Day http://www.vademocrats.org/page/-/political/What%20If%20-%2009-2008.pdf

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