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 Court||February 4, 2014|
|March 2014 Dates|
| Special Election day - County of Chesterfield : Sheriff, School Board Midlothian District||March 18, 2014|
| Filing deadline for primary Ballot access - 5pm||March 27, 2014|
|May 2014 Dates|
| Special Election -Counties: Lancaster, Mecklenburg,Washington,||May 6, 2014|
| Registration||May 19, 2014|
|June 2014 Dates|
| Ballot Request||June 3, 2014 -|
| Independent Filing deadline for General Election||June 10, 2014|
| Congressional Primary||June 10, 2014|
|October 2014 Dates|
| Registration||October 14, 2014|
| Ballot Request - Absentee by Mail Deadline:No later than 5:00 p.m. at your registrar’s office||October 28, 2014|
|November 2014 Dates|
| Absentee In Person Deadline: Before your registrar's office closing||November 1, 2014 -|
| November General Election Day||November 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 -|
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 Driverâs License or Identification Card
- Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteranâs 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 employerâs 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.
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