To verify your voter registration status, please contact your county clerk.
When submitting your voter registration by mail for the first time, you must provide your Social Security number on the application and a copy of one of the following with your application:
Note: If no ID is sent, you must produce ID the first time you vote and it must be in person (not a mailed-in absentee ballot). Click here to download your state's registration form
Voters must show one of the following forms of photo ID at the polls:
For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs, click here.
If you do not have a photo ID you can get a free voter identification card from any county registrar, whichever is most convenient for you. You will need to fill out the Voter Photo Identification Application, get your photo taken and give the registrar your electronic signature. Your photo ID card will be mailed within 7-10 days.
If you apply for a photo ID card less than 21 days before the next election, you will receive a temporary ID in the registrar's office that is valid for 30 days. You will still receive your permanent ID through the mail.
There are several reason a voter may vote a provisional ballot:
If you are asked to vote a provisional ballot your ballot will be sealed in a green envelope. You must provide all information requested on both sides of the envelope and sign the Statement of Voter. The election official will tell you when and where the Electoral Board will meet and will give you a phone number to call and find out the states of your provisional ballot.
Your provisional ballot will not be counted on Election Day. Your local Electoral Board will meet the day after the election to begin its determination of provisional votes. The votes of qualified voters will then be counted and included in the results for your area.
You are allowed to be present when the Election Board meets to determine if your vote was valid.
Voters who do not bring a form of ID to the polls will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. Once you complete the provisional ballot, you will be given written instructions from the election official on how to submit a copy of your ID so that your vote can be counted. All information on how to submit the proper ID will be given at this time.
You will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the ID to the local election board in order for the provisional ballot to be counted. You can submit your ID through fax, email, in person or through the USPS or a commercial delivery service. The copy of ID must be delivered by noon on Friday, a Friday postmark does not count.
If you do not have any forms of photo ID, you may appear in-person in the office of the general registrar, in the area in which the provisional ballot was cast, and apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. After filling out the application, you may request the Temporary Identification Document, which you may then provide to the electoral board to suffice the ID requirement to. You must complete this process before noon on the Friday following the election
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