Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia, a person must meet all the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization.
  • You must be a resident of Virginia not claiming a residency in another state.
  • You must be 18 years old on or before the date of the next general election.
  • You must NOT have been convicted of a felony, unless your rights have been restored by the governor or other authority.
  • You must NOT have been judged to be mentally incompetent by a circuit court, unless your rights have been restored by the circuit court.

Acceptable forms of identification include the following:

  • Virginia voter registration card
  • Valid Virginia driver's license
  • Military ID
  • Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID
  • Employer issued photo ID card
  • Concealed handgun permit
  • Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter

A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls will be offered a provisional ballot.