RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia is moving forward on a new voter ID law that takes effect July 1.
The State Board of Elections on Wednesday approved the final phases of the implementation plan to create a photo ID card that will meet requirements under the new law. The card will be provided to voters for free.
Election officials will train staff at registrars' offices of the state's 133 localities. They'll also launch a campaign to inform voters.
Under the new law, documents that do not contain a photograph of the voter are no longer acceptable forms of identification when an individual is voting in person.
The law, however, allows voters without photo ID to cast a provisional ballot on Election Day.