There are many forms of ID that seniors can use in order to vote. As always, if you have your Virginia voter registration card, you only need to have that with you in order to vote in person.
If you do not have your voter registration card, some of the other forms of ID you can use are:
- Driver’s license or state-issued photo ID card,
- Medicaid card,
- Medicare card,
- Social Security card, or
- A bank statement, utility bill, paycheck stub or government check with your current name and address.
If this is your first time voting in a federal election, your Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security cards will not meet federal ID requirements! Be sure you have some official form of ID or a bank statement or pay check stub that lists your current name and address.
For a more detailed chart that lists all acceptable forms of ID for Virginia and the federal first time voter requirements (HAVA), please click here.
The best ID is your voter registration card. It meets the state and federal requirements and it is free.
If you have problems voting on Election Day, you should call 1-866-OUR-VOTE!
Some seniors may find it necessary to vote absentee. You can vote absentee by mail or in person. Please click here for more information about voting absentee.