Voter Identification (ID) - FAQs


Do I need to show an ID to vote?

Yes. Review the acceptable voter IDs here

Do I have to show photo ID in order to vote?

Yes. Virginia law will require a photo ID beginning July 1, 2014.

Do I need to show ID or provide other documentation when I register to vote?

No. You sign an oath that the information you provide on the application is true.

What is the Virginia state law ID requirement?

Beginning July 1, 2014, Virginia law requires voters to show an acceptable form of photo ID each time they vote.

If ID is needed when you vote absentee by mail, you will recieve a notice with your absentee ballot.

I've lost my voter information card!

Contact the Office of Elections to request a replacement.

What if I do not provide an acceptable ID at the polling place?

You may cast a provisional ballot. However, a copy of your ID must be recieved by the Fairfax County Electoral Board by noon on the Friday following the election or your ballot will not be counted. The election officials will give you written instructions.

What is the Federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 ("HAVA") ID requirement?

The Federal HAVA ID requirement applies only in Federal elections for certain first-time voters who registered to vote by mail. In general, an ID must be a valid photo ID, or a copy of one of several specific documents that show the voter's name and current address.

 

 


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