"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Is Photo ID Required to Vote?
You will need to show one acceptable photo identification card (photo ID) whenever you vote in person. This is Virginia law for all voters.
Many types of photo ID are acceptable for voting in Virginia. You only need to show ONE acceptable photo ID to vote.
Photo IDs can be used to vote up to one year after the ID has expired.
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
Need a Photo ID?
If you don’t have an ID, simply go to your nearest voter registration office to get a free Voter Photo ID, even on Election Day! You will be required to complete an photo ID application, have your photo taken and to sign a digital signature pad. The Virginia Voter Photo ID card is valid for voting purposes only.
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.
Where do I vote?
To find your polling place, the Virginia Department of Elections offers a Polling Place Look Up Tool. Simply put in your address and find your current polling place.
How do I register? When is the last date for registration?
Check out registration procedures at the Virginia Department of Elections website. You can apply for registration online, find out where your local registration office is located or you can view your current registration and find out how to change it.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. The deadline to update your address or register is 22 days before the election.
I'm out of town on election day. How do I vote?
Absentee voting procedures are available at the Virginia Department of Elections website.
Can voters with special needs get help?
The Virgina Department of Elections has information for voters with special needs. Curbside voting is still available for those with disabilities and for older voters. Read details.
Can I help the Democrats on Election Day?
We always need help at the polls where we distribute Democratic sample ballots - we ask volunteers to work two hour shifts. The night before, we need help placing signs around the polling entrances across the county and city. And we'll need help in celebrating election night. Contact the Committee to find out where we are gathering this year.