What are the requirements for voting in Virginia?

  • You must be a US citizen, as well as a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you intend to vote.
  • You must be at least 18 by the next November general election (you can vote in the primary at 17 if you will be 18 by the next November general election).
  • You must register to vote.
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony as an adult, unless your right to vote has been restored.
  • You must not have been declared mentally incompetent, unless your competency has been re-established.
  • You must show valid picture identification such as a state-issued ID card, driver’s license, or passport. If you do not show a photo ID, you will be given a provisional ballot with a requirement that you submit the proper ID later. Otherwise, your provisional vote will not be counted.

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