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Va. Election Officials to Mail New Voter ID Cards

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- The Virginia State Board of Elections is preparing to mail about 4.7 million voter registration cards in the coming weeks.

Officials say the registration cards are expected to hit mailboxes late next week through the first week in October.

The board also has launched a half-million-dollar statewide outreach effort in the wake of new voter identification rules.

State election officials are seeking to educate voters before the election about the changes.

Legislation signed in May requires voters without proper ID at the polls to cast a provisional ballot. The voter would have until noon on the Friday after the election to submit acceptable identification to the electoral board if they want their vote to be counted.

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