Virginia Elections November 2nd – What You Need to Know

Virginia Elections November 2nd – What You Need to Know

There is no same-day voter registration in Virginia. The last day to register for Primary or General Elections is 22 days before the election. Voter registration status can be checked here.

Voters must present an ID to vote. If you do not have an ID, you may sign an identification confirmation statement. If you prefer not to sign an ID Confirmation Statement, you may still fill out a provisional ballot.

ID is still required, although Virginia does not require a photo ID any longer. Generally, people still show the driver’s license, but it could be a utility bill, some other type of government ID, your employee photo ID is accepted or a college ID.

Voters have until noon on Friday, Nov. 5 to deliver a copy of the identification or an ID Confirmation Statement to their local electoral board.

Copies of IDs can be submitted via fax, email, in-person, or through the mail. The forms must be received by Friday at noon, and a postmark by that date will not count.

For those submitting absentee ballots, the ballot must be received by Friday, Nov. 5 at noon. Postmarks do not count to meet that deadline. You may also return your absentee ballot to a drop-off location. Instructions can be found on your ballot.

For more information on the election and what you need, you can visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.

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