From: “Archie, Vanessa (SBE)” <Vanessa.Archie@sbe.virginia.gov>
Date: 10/27/2010 03:25 PM
Subject: OFFICIAL SBE COMMUNICATION
MESSAGE: Affirmation of Identity
The State Board received several questions regarding the Affirmation of Identity. At the request of a locality, the Board expanded the form to request additional identifying information from the voter. Staff posted the revised form for comment, the Board adopted the form, and USDOJ subsequently pre-cleared it this past summer. The revised form asks for the following pieces of information: the voter’s name, signature, the last four digits of the SSN, date of birth, residential address, and telephone.
In accordance with Sec. 24.2-643(B) of the Code of Virginia, only the first two items (name and signature) are required. The last four items are requested but not required. Therefore, if a voter signs and prints their name but does not provide any additional information, the affirmation of identity shall be accepted.
SBE Information Center
State Board of Elections
Tel:  864-8908
Fax:  371-0194
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