Virginia voters will see changes at the polls come November. They will now be required to provide identification within three days after the election for their vote to count. Although the new law is designed to combat voter fraud, it comes with a hefty price tag. The State Board of Elections said the cost of mailing voter cards will be about $1.36 million.
Deputy Secretary of the State Board of Elections Justin Riemer said it certainly is a lot of money, but it will go a long way. He said this is just one of the tools that will help educate voters about what they need to know about the election process.
“Certainly, I think there’s always an argument as far as if the money should be going towards something else, but there is certainly utility to this, and I think anytime you educate voters and provide them an ID they can use at the polls, I think that’s a good thing,” said Riemer.
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