Our Homes, Our Votes, 

Our Virginia    

Things You Need To Know: 

Before You Start

1. Primary Date:

June 9* (rescheduled to June 23)

2. Primary Date:

March 3 (Democratic only)

3. Polling Times:

6 a.m. to 7 p.m

4. Is Early Voting Available:

Yes, by absentee ballot

5. Can I Vote by Mail:

Yes, You can register here.

6. ID Needed for Voting: 

Voters must show one of the following forms of photo ID at the polls:

  • Virginia Driver's License or other photo ID issued by Virginia

  • US Passport

  • Any government-issued photo ID card (issued by the US Government, Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)

  • Student ID that has a photograph and that was issued by any institution of higher learning in Virginia

  • Student ID issued by a public or private school in VA displaying a photo

  • Employee ID card that has a photograph and that was issued by the employer in the ordinary course of business

  • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran's ID card

  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of the 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia

When registering to vote, Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of Virginia (1971) requires you to provide your social security number, if you have one. If you do not provide your social security number, your application will be denied. Voting officials use the social security number as a unique identifier to ensure that no voter is registered in more than one place.

7. Voting Without Address​

In Virginia, the voter registration application includes language allowing individuals who are homeless to provide a mailing address (rather than address of residence). "You must provide a street address or a description of where you live as a residence address. You may provide a mailing address in Box 4 if: (1) your residence address is not serviced by the U.S. Postal Service; (2) you are homeless; (3) you are an overseas citizen; or (4) you are a uniformed service member, or qualifying spouse or dependent. Qualified protected voters must provide a Virginia post office box in Box 4 to receive protected voter status. No other applicant can list a mailing address."

8. Interesting Notes


For voters who don’t have an ID, they can get a free Voter Photo ID, even on Election Day! They will be required to complete an Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application (English | Español), have their photo taken and to sign a digital signature pad. The Virginia Voter Photo ID card is valid for voting purposes only.

2020 Virginia

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Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020

C/O National Low Income Housing Coalition

1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC  20005

Email: ourhomes@nlihc.org

Phone: 202.662.1530

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