Governor Bob McDonnell has made a some changes to that controversial voter ID legislation passed by the General Assembly. Some had feared the changes might keep the elderly and minorities from casting their ballots. In fact, voter Rhonda Acholes said she has was worried the changes could affect elderly folks in her community. For example, the measure states that a voter who shows up with no ID at the polls would have to cast a provisional ballot — and then show up later with an ID to prove their identity. Acholes feared some people would view the changes as a hassle and, in turn, be deterred from going to the polls.
“It’s like you’re asking for too much information and some people, when you ask for too much information… they don’t want to be bothered,” said Acholes. However, the governor changed that part of the legislation. McDonnell wants people who voted by provisional ballot because they did not have proper ID to have until the Friday after the election to either send in or present their id to the electoral board.