Virginia Organizing Hosts Voter Education Forum in Staunton

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With the presidential election less than a month away, people in Staunton spent Wednesday night learning about the new voter ID requirements.  Virginia Organizing hosted a voter education forum at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. 

A Virginia State Board of Elections outreach coordinator says recent changes by the governor have made it easier to vote, not harder.  He also says another misconception is that people need a driver's license to vote.

Virginia Organizing volunteer Elizabeth La Grua said, "Not everybody has a driver's license, and not everybody has a photo ID.  But they don't need it in order to vote in Virginia."

"If you have a gas bill, an electric bill, a government check," Virginia State Board of Elections outreach coordinator Mark Merritt said.  "It doesn't have to have your picture on it, just your address."

If you haven't registered to vote, the deadline is Monday, October 14.  Click here if you're not sure you're registered, or you want to know the nine types of identification that are accepted. 

Reported by Tara Todd