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Time off for voting

No specific law requiring time off to vote.

2014 Important Events Calendar

February 2014 Dates
Special Election Day - School Board districts 4, 5; Clerk of CourtFebruary 4, 2014
March 2014 Dates
Special Election day - County of Chesterfield : Sheriff, School Board Midlothian DistrictMarch 18, 2014
Filing deadline for primary Ballot access - 5pmMarch 27, 2014
May 2014 Dates
Special Election -Counties: Lancaster, Mecklenburg,Washington,May 6, 2014
RegistrationMay 19, 2014
June 2014 Dates
Ballot RequestJune 3, 2014 -
Independent Filing deadline for General ElectionJune 10, 2014
Congressional PrimaryJune 10, 2014
October 2014 Dates
RegistrationOctober 14, 2014
Ballot Request - Absentee by Mail Deadline:No later than 5:00 p.m. at your registrar’s officeOctober 28, 2014
November 2014 Dates
Absentee In Person Deadline: Before your registrar's office closingNovember 1, 2014 -
November General Election DayNovember 4, 2014
Absentee Ballot Return Deadline - 7:00 p.m. November 4, 2014 Return the completed form to your local registrar's office.November 4, 2014 -

Virginia: Voting at the Polls on Day

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-7:00 PM

    Regular Virginia ID Requirements for All Other Voters

    • Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) when voting in person at their polling place. There are many different types of photo IDs that voters can use when they vote. All of the acceptable forms photo ID can be used up to a year after ID has expired.

    Acceptable forms photo ID

    • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
    • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
    • Valid United States Passport
    • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
    • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
    • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
    • For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs, please (click here)

    Provisional Ballot Process for Voters Who Arrive Without Identification on Election Day

    • If you arrive at your polling place without an acceptable form of photo ID, you will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. After completing the provisional ballot, you will be given written instructions from your precinct election officials on how to submit a copy of your photo ID so your vote can be counted.

    To register to vote in the State of Virginia, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

    • Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).
    • Be a U. S. Citizen.
    • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
    • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
    • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
    • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

    Click here for additional information

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