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. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Virginia voter registration card
  • United States passport
  • Virginia-driver’s license or DMV issued photo ID
  • Military 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)
  • Virginia voter photo ID card
  • Employer issued photo ID
  • Any other identification card issued by a government agency of the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States
  • Government issued nursing home resident ID
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document showing your name and address

Voter ID Details

If this is your first time voting and you registered to vote by mail, you will need to provide identification. We recommend a photo ID with your current address or an official piece of mail with your current address.

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. You will be given instructions for what to do to ensure your ballot is counted.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

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

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)