Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service
University of Richmond School of Law
Phone: (804) 287-1207
Fax: (804) 289-8992
Join the Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service during its annual Law Over Lunch CLE series. Lunch will be provided, but advance registration is required (space is limited).
The constitutionally-protected right to vote in the United States is considered fundamental to our function as a democratic society. At the same time, with that right comes obligations for a fair process safeguarded from fraud. Virginia has had identification requirements in place for years, but the Virginia General Assembly recently pushed through legislation tightening the definition of what constitutes acceptable identification, arguing that previous rules were too loose and did not combat voter fraud. Critics contend that stricter voter identification laws will only result in suppressing the votes of minorities, the elderly, college students, and the poor.
This free CLE will focus on the new voter identification law in Virginia, the effects of its implementation, and Virginia's role in the national debate on how voter identification affects voting rights in America.