The WVSOS has been working to distribution information on the state’s new voter ID law for months.
Queen said the biggest concern for the WVSOS office was ensuring no voter “is disenfranchised.”
No one will be turned away at the polls, Queen said, noting there are many ways to comply with the new voter ID requirements and, in the worst case, voters can file a provisional ballot, in which case the voter’s ID will be verified before the election canvass.
The WVSOS’ Donald ‘Deke’ Kersey explained the new rules on West Virginia Press Insight, the state newspaper industry’s weekly legislative video program:
WVSOS officials noted that an “inactive” status does not mean the resident can’t vote, it just shows the voter has not voted in recent elections. The status will change to “active” once the resident votes in an election.