Voter Identification Requirements

Virginia has approved changes to the forms of identification that voters may use when appearing to vote in person.  If you are unable to provide a required form of ID when you appear to vote in person, you will need either to sign an ID Confirmation Statement or use a provisional ballot.  A voter who does not show a valid form of identification and does not sign an ID Confirmation Statement shall be offered a provisional ballot under the provisions of § 24.2-653.

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Acceptable forms of voter ID now include:

  • Your Virginia Voter Registration Card,
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License (expiration date irrelevant),
  • Valid U.S. Passport, or any other ID issued by the Commonwealth, its political subdivisions, or the U.S.,
  • Valid student ID card issued by any public or private school located in the Commonwealth,
  • Valid student ID card with a photo of the voter issued by any institution of higher education in the U.S.,
  • Valid employee ID card with a photo of the voter,
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing the same name and residential address listed on the voter’s registration.

In federal elections, all voters who registered by mail and are voting for the first time in their City or County will be required to provide one acceptable form of ID.

For more information, contact the Roanoke County Office of Elections at 540-772-7500, email us at, or visit us at 900 Chestnut St., Vinton, Virginia 24179.