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  • #Election2020: Register and Vote!

    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.

    This year's deadline to register has been extended to October 15 at 11:59pm!

    Restore your Rights

    Elections and Voting Info

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

    Where and How to Vote

    Find more information about how and where to vote early in person or by mail.

     

    Do I need an ID to vote in Virginia?

    Virginia law requires you to show one acceptable ID to vote.

    You can show any of the following IDs to vote:

    • Voter confirmation documents
    • Virginia driver’s license*
    • Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
    • United States passport
    • Employer-issued photo ID
    • Student ID issued by any community college or university located in the United States
    • Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID
    • Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID
    • Virginia Voter Photo ID card
    • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing the name and address of the voter

    * Your DMV license may be used at any time. Virginia law permits an expired DMV license to be used for voting purposes.

    Can I vote if I forget my ID?

    Yes! If you get to your polling place without acceptable ID, you can sign an ID statement affirming your identity, you will be able to vote a regular ballot.

    If you do not sign an ID statement to affirm your identity you may vote a provisional ballot. You will be provided instructions to ensure your vote will count.