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    ALERT! 

    Check your registration status! 

    Some media outlets (and folks on social media) are reporting claims from a number of previously registered voters who say they are no longer registered to vote in their localities. Check your status at the link above. Note: You must put in the address where you are currently registered to vote or the system will not locate you in the voter rolls. 

    Register to Vote

    To register to vote in Virginia, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Virginia, at least 18 years old by the next general election, have had voting rights restored if convicted of a felony, and have had capacity restored by court order if declared mentally incapacitated.

    Restore your Rights

    Elections and Voting Info

    Need a crash course or friendly reminder about the basics of elections and voting?

    Local Voter Registrars and Election Offices

    Look to your city or county voter registrar for information and forms such as sample ballots, absentee voting, volunteering and more.

    Photo ID Required

    Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) when voting in person at their polling place.

    There are many different types of photo IDs that voters can use when they vote.  All of the acceptable forms of photo ID can be used up to a year after ID has expired.  These photo IDs include:

    • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
    • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
    • Valid United States Passport
    • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
    • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
    • Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo
    • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business

    For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs >>>