CHARLESTON \u2014 Poll workers across West Virginia are being schooled on West Virginia\u2019s new voter ID law as part of their training ahead of the May 8 primary election while educational materials are also being rolled to potential voters.\r\n\r\n\u201cOur clerks have really taken the ball and rolled with it,\u201d said Donald \u2018Deak\u2019 Kersey, elections director and deputy counsel for the West Virginia Secretary of State\u2019s Office.\r\n\r\n\u201cThey understand the rules. They\u2019re getting their people trained.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe latest poll worker training videos from the Secretary of State\u2019s Office include one focused on what are and what are not acceptable forms of ID for voters under a new state law that took effect on Jan. 1.\r\n\r\nAcceptable forms of photo identification include the following:\r\n<ul style="list-style-type: square;">\r\n \t<li>West Virginia driver\u2019s license or other West Virginia ID card issued by the DMV<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Driver\u2019s license issued by another state<\/li>\r\n \t<li>\u00a0U.S. passport or passport card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>\u00a0Military ID card issued by the U.S.<\/li>\r\n \t<li>\u00a0U.S. or West Virginia government employee ID card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>\u00a0Student ID card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>A concealed carry permit<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\nAcceptable forms of non-photo identification include the following:\r\n<ul style="list-style-type: square;">\r\n \t<li>Voter registration card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>\u00a0Medicare card or Social Security card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Birth certificate<\/li>\r\n \t<li>West Virginia hunting or fishing license<\/li>\r\n \t<li>\u00a0West Virginia SNAP ID card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>\u00a0West Virginia TANF program ID card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>West Virginia Medicaid ID card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Bank or debit card<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Utility bill or bank statement issued within six months of the date of the election<\/li>\r\n \t<li>\u00a0Health insurance card issued to the voter<\/li>\r\n \t<li>ID is required on Election Day and during the early voting period and all identification must be valid and not expired.<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\nThere are three exceptions to the voter ID requirement.\r\n\r\n1) A provided signed, sworn statement by an adult who has known the voter for six months or more, which has to be signed at the polling place confirming the voter\u2019s identity.\r\n\r\n2) A poll worker has known the voter for at least six months.\r\n\r\n3) Residents of licensed West Virginia state care facilities do not have to show ID to vote if the voter is a resident of a facility being used as a polling place and that is the person\u2019s poll location.\r\n\r\nIn addition to the training of poll workers, informational cards detailing the requirements of the new voter ID law are also being distributed through groups that include the four recognized political parties, NAACP and ACLU along with veteran, senior and other organizations.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ve given these education cards to those agencies and they\u2019re mailing them out with their regular correspondence with their constituents. They\u2019re putting them on social media. We have Braille cards that were produced by Disability Rights of West Virginia,\u201d Kersey said.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe have a lot of people helping us get the word out here.\u201d\r\n\r\nKersey is optimistic there will be few problems due to the new voter ID law on Election Day.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ve had several smaller elections leading up this Primary Election throughout the state, some municipals, a county levy election during which the voter ID law was already in effect and we didn\u2019t hear any horror stories,\u201d he told MetroNews.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re very hopeful that those earlier elections are a good indication that our state knows about it (the new law) or at least that the voters who show up that don\u2019t know about it will have one of these many forms (of ID) already on them.\u201d\r\n\r\nTuesday is the last day to register to vote in West Virginia\u2019s May 8 Primary Election.\r\n\r\nVoter registration, registration updates or registration verifications are available at\u00a0 local county clerk\u2019s office.\r\n\r\nEarly voting ahead of Election Day begins on\u00a0April 25.