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Cecilia Yarnto scrutinizes the forms she needs to fill out to get her voter registration and identification cards restored during an Oct. 4 Fairfax County Spread the Vote event at Rising Hope United Methodist Church. (Patricia Sullivan/The Washington Post). Out-of-work electrician Robert Gum had his Virginia driver’s license suspended and couldn’t afford the fee to reinstate it. Avalon Coleman, who recently moved from Florida to Fairfax County, needed new identification to register to vote. Cecilia Yarnto, a Liberian immigrant in her 80s, lost her IDs a few years ago when she was in the hospital. Crain Thomson, a homeless man who sings in his church choir, had his identification stolen one night while he slept on the street. Full story

11 October