Election 2020 FAQ: What identification do I need to take to my polling place?

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FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2020 photo, voting booths are kept socially distant at the Chesterfield, N.H. polling site. Democrats and Republicans are involved in hundreds of lawsuits across the country relating to the upcoming election. The lawsuits concern the core fundamentals of the American voting process, including how ballots are cast and counted.(Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

QUESTION: What identification do I need to take to my polling place?

ANSWER: You will need to bring an ID with you. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Voter registration confirmation documents,
  • A Virginia driver’s license, expired or unexpired,
  • A United States passport,
  • Any identification issued by the the state of Virginia, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States,
  • A college student ID card,
  • A work ID card with a photograph of you,
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID,
  • A Virginia Voter Photo ID card,
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

If you don’t have any ID, you will need to sign a statement that says you are the registered voter you claim to be. If you don’t show an ID or sign the statement, you will be offered a provisional ballot.

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