Before heading off to the polls Nov. 5, make sure you have an acceptable form of identification. Virginia voters are now required to show ID in order to cast a normal or absentee ballot. If you fail to present an acceptable form of ID you will be given the option to vote a provisional ballot.
If you vote a provisional ballot you have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the identification to the local electoral board, or your vote wonâ€™t count.
Itâ€™s your right to vote, make sure that itâ€™s counted on Election Day.
The current law allows for the acceptance of all identification documents listed below:
- Virginia voter registration card
- Valid Virginia driver’s license
- Military ID
- Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID
- Employer issued photo ID card
- Concealed handgun permit
- Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter
- Social Security card (*please note the Social Security card does not satisfy special federal ID requirements)
Visit the State Board of Elections website for more information on the voter ID law.
Â Itâ€™s Your Right. Your Decision. Your Vote.
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