Voter ID
in Virginia

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for Virginia

Virginia voters are required to show photo ID at the polls. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Virginia voter registration card
  • United States passport
  • Virginia-driver’s license or DMV issued photo ID
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Student ID with a photo, issued at a high school or post-secondary school in VA
  • Other US or Virginia government issued ID
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID (if issued by a tribe in Virginia)

A full list of acceptable forms of identification can be found here.

Voter ID & Voting By Mail

All voters are required to provide ID when voting by mail.

ID is required with application to vote by mail.

The last 4 digits of your social security number are required identification when applying to vote by absentee ballot. You do not need to submit a copy of your photo ID when voting by mail in a state election. In federal elections, first time mail voters do have to submit a copy of their ID. 

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls will be offered a provisional ballot. They will then be able to sign an ID confirmation statement or provide a copy of their ID to their local electoral board no later than the Friday following Election Day. More info can be found here.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

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