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      VA Voter ID: Final phases approved

      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.

      The Richmond Times-Dispatch
      reports that 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.