If you are a student registered to vote in Virginia, there are a few things you need to know! 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, you can also use your student ID. Here are some things to remember about using your student ID to vote:
- Only certain student IDs are valid to use for voting. To be used to vote in Virginia, the ID must be issued by a public or private school in Virginia and display the voter’s photo or be issued by a public or private school in Virginia and display the voter’s name and address.
- If this is the first time you have voted in a federal election, the above forms of ID may also be used to satisfy federal identification requirements for first time voters. In other words, you would just need to show one of those IDs and you will have met the requirements for both state and federal requirements.
- You may also use an out of state student photo ID or an out of state student ID with your current name and address or a letter from a Virginia public university at your current address for the federal ID requirement only. You will still need to show additional ID to satisfy Virginia requirements.
Remember, the best identification is your voter registration card.
If you have problems voting on Election Day, you should call 1-866-OUR-VOTE!
Some students who are registered in Virginia but cannot make it to their polling places on Election Day may find it more convenient to vote by absentee ballot. If you would like more information on how to vote absentee, please click here.