Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.
Most registered Virginian can choose to vote using an absentee ballot. You don’t have to give a reason for not voting in person.
Voters with disabilities or illness are always eligible to vote absentee.
You have to apply to receive an absentee ballot. If you need assistance, another person can help fill out the application.
You can request your ballot online or sen an application by mail, fax, or email.
You don’t need to include ID with your application.
You don’t need to include ID with completed ballot.
New for November 2023 Election: You don’t need a witness signature on your absentee ballot envelope if you send them by mail or drop them in a box. Instead, you must include your birthdate and the last four digits of your social security number.
Virginia does not allow you to return your ballot electronically.
Virginia asks you to show an acceptable ID when you vote in person.
You can one of the IDs listed bel. It may be expired up to 12 months:
If you do not have an acceptable ID, you can still vote a regular ballot by signing a form confirming your identity.
Page Updated: August 2023