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Some 4.7 million new voter registration cards are going out next week as the state prepares for the November elections.
VIRGINIA NORTH, VA (Catholic Online) - The new cards are going out as the state prepares to enforce new voter ID laws designed to prevent voter fraud. Voters without proper ID may only cast a provisional ballot and will have to confirm their identity with the elections board for their vote to be counted.
Each voter would have only a few days to complete the process.
Several such laws have been proposed in states that are considered battlegrounds in the upcoming elections. Critics say the laws are designed to suppress the Democratic vote.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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