7 Days, 7 Topics: Photo ID for Voting

DAY 5: Photo-ID for Voting

It is now Virginia law that you must present an acceptable form of ID in order to vote at the polls.

Here is a list of acceptable forms of valid identification:

  • Virginia driver’s license
  • Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
  • United States passport
  • Employer-issued photo ID
  • Student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia
  • Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID
  • Virginia Voter Photo ID card

Did you know?

  • Photo IDs can be used to vote up to one year after the ID has expired.
  • If you do not have one of the above ID’s, you can simply go to your nearest voter registration office to get a FREE Voter Photo ID – even on Election Day!
    • Hampton Voter Registrar Office – 1919 Commerce Dr # 280, Hampton, VA 23666  Phone:  (757) 727-6218
    • Newport News Voter Registrar Office – City Hall, 2400 Washington Ave, 6th Floor, Newport News, VA 23607  Phone: (757) 926-8683


Forgot your photo ID on Election Day?

If you get to your polling place without acceptable photo ID, you can vote a provisional ballot. You will be given instructions on what to do so your vote can count.


Still have questions? No Problem!

NOTE:::: The Department of Elections has extended their customer service hours and is available to answer your voter related questions from the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Customer service hours have also extended to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call us at (800) 552-9745 and select Option 1.

For more information on Voter Photo-ID, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections website!

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