Identification Requirements

Virginia Identification Requirements

Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification at the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without acceptable identification will be required to either sign an affidavit of identity OR vote provisionally.

Virginia’s identification requirements also apply to absentee voters who vote in-person in all elections.

Acceptable forms of identification

Acceptable forms of identification for in-person voting include the following:

  • Voter Card or Voter Confirmation Document
  • Virginia drivers license
  • Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
  • United States passport
  • Employer-issued photo ID
  • Student ID issued by any community college or university located in the United States
  • Other US or Virginia government issued photo ID
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID
  • Virginia Voter photo ID card
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government issued check, paycheck, or other government issued document containing the name and address of the voter

Download the list of acceptable identification from the Virginia Department of Elections (PDF).

A voter who does not bring an acceptable identification to the polls and refuses to sign an affidavit of identity will be offered a provisional ballot.