Bill requiring DMV photos in electronic pollbooks advances

February 22, 2017

SB 1253 (Obenshain) requires electronic pollbooks to display registered voters’ photos, which would be provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles through the Department of Elections. As introduced, the requirement to download photos onto electronic pollbooks was a local option, but the bill was amended in the Senate to make it mandatory. VACo opposes this bill without accompanying funding, since there will be local costs to implement the bill’s provisions. After narrowly passing the Senate (21-19), the bill passed the House (65-34). The Administration has voiced opposition to the bill.

VACo Contact: Katie Boyle

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