On Tuesday, November 4, millions of Americans will head to their local polling place to cast a ballot in the midterm election. We want to make sure you have all the information you need for your vote to be counted!
Here are some important facts about voting in Virginia:
1. Virginia has an election every single year. This year, every seat of the U.S. House of Representatives is up for election. In addition, Virginia is electing a U.S. Senator. Virginians will also be voting on a state constitutional amendment. To learn more about what is on your ballot, click here.
2. You must have a photo ID to vote in this election. If you don’t have a valid ID, don’t worry! Just go to your registrar and get a voter photo ID to be used on Election Day. Click here for more information from the Virginia Department of Elections about voter photo ID.
3. You can still vote absentee in person by November 1 at your local registrar’s office. Click here for more information from the Virginia Department of Elections about absentee voting.
4. If you have to vote using a provisional ballot because you do not have an ID on you at the time you cast your ballot, you must deliver a copy of your ID to the electoral board by noon on Friday, November 7 for your vote to count. Click here for more information about casting a provisional ballot.
Voting is your opportunity to have a voice in deciding the next leaders for our state and our nation. I believe voting is so important because it allows me to select those who work truly for the good of others, for the people, and for the services and programs that are important to so many Virginians. I vote because it’s my right, it gives me power, and it gives me a voice—and I want to know that my voice is being heard!
Thank you for raising your voice on this important day!