by Meg Gandy
Registering to Vote in Virginia:
Last day to register to vote: received or postmarked by Monday, October 15th
How to Register:
- Not sure if you’re registered? Check here.
Voting in Virginia:
Voting on Election Day:
Where & When:
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th
- Find your polling place here.
- Polling places are open from 6am to 7pm on Election Day. If you are in line by 7pm, you are allowed to vote.
- You should MAKE A PLAN for WHAT TIME you’re going to vote and HOW you’re going to GET THERE.
What You Need to Bring:
You will need to show one of these photo IDs (must be current, or no more than one year past the expiration date):
- Virginia driver’s license or state ID card
- U.S. Passport
- Veteran’s ID card
- Employee ID that contains your photograph
- Student ID with your photo from any high school, college, or university in Virginia
- Tribal ID issued by any of the 11 recognized tribes in Virginia.
If you don’t have one on you when you vote, you can vote provisionally and e-mail a copy of your ID to the elections office by 12pm on Friday, November 9th for your vote to count.
Other Important Info:
- If you are unable to get to your polling place on Election Day for a variety of reasons, you can apply for a mail ballot online. Find out more here.
- You can wear campaign buttons & t-shirts to vote if you want.
- You can register and vote where you live, even if you’re an out-of-state student or were previously registered somewhere else (so long as you don’t vote in two places at once.
- Many people with felony convictions can register & vote! If you have served your sentence, parole, and probation for your conviction, you can likely get your rights back and vote. Find out more here.