Voting is our right, and we want to make sure you have what you need to vote.

  1. What You Need
  2. How To Get It
  3. Go Vote!

What You Need

Virginia's photo ID law went into effect on July 1, 2014. To vote, you will need one of the following forms of photo identification:

  1. Virginia Driver's License or other photo ID issued by Virginia
  2. United States Passport
  3. Any photo ID issued by the United States government
  4. Student ID that has a photograph and that was issued by any institution of higher learning in Virginia
  5. Employee identification card that has a photograph and that was issued by the employer in the ordinary course of business
  6. Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo

A few important things to remember:

How To Get It

Don't have a photo ID? You can get a FREE voter identification card from your county registrar in just three easy steps:

STEP 1: Find your county registrar You don't have to visit the registrar for your county; if a different location is more convenient for you, feel free to go there!

  • You can find your registrar here.
  • STEP 2: Go to the registrar's office
    The operating hours for each office vary – be sure to check that your office is open before heading out!

    STEP 3: Receive your photo voter ID card
    You should receive your photo ID card in the mail within 7-10 days. If you don't, call the State Board of Elections at 800-552-9745.

    Temporary Voter ID Card:

    Go Vote!

    Once you have confirmed or obtained the proper photo ID, you are almost ready to vote.