VIRGINIA Voter ID Information

Registered Virginia voters need to show photo ID at the polls to vote.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN VIRGINIA

Photo ID - show ONE:
  • VA driver's license or US passport*
  • Student ID issued by VA-located institution of higher ed or any private school*
  • Employee ID issued in ordinary course of business**
  • Tribal ID**
  • VA Voter Photo ID Card+
  • Issued by VA, VA subdivision, or US
* current or expired no more than 12 months
** expired no more than 12 months; valid even if no expiration date
+ no restriction since no expiration date; temporary ID available if election in less than 21 days

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Virginia does not accept IDs from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Virginia accepts a student ID issued by a Virginia-located institution of higher education or private school.

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