RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - The ACLU of Virginia is concerned about the new voter ID law and wants to make sure no one is denied the right to vote.
On May 7, the ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to the State Board of Elections, urging the Board to hold public meetings across the Commonwealth for citizens to comment on the law.
The Board was also urged to provide additional training to registrars and election workers on the changes to the law. The ACLU of Virginia said the biggest complaint the group has received is that confusion could be reduced if workers were better trained.
"The integrity of our electoral process is paramount," Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, Executive Director of the ACLU of Virginia said. "And part of maintaining the integrity of the process is ensuring that no eligible voter is denied the right to vote. As the State Board of Elections considers new regulations to implement SB 1256, we urge its members to keep in mind that voting is fundamental right and that elections should be fair, free and accessible to all Virginians."
The group also spoke at the State Board of Elections meeting Tuesday.
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