New voter identification requirements are effective in Virginia as of July 1, 2014.
- If you are voting in person on Election Day or voting absentee at the Registrar's Office, you will need to provide an acceptable form of photo identification in order to vote. You can find information on what IDs are acceptable by visiting here. The Department of Elections has also provided a helpful chart listing acceptable forms of identification. This chart should not be considered a complete list, but is only a reference showing some of the common forms of acceptable identification that voters may have.
- If you are voting absentee by mail, you can find information here about what identification requirements you must satisfy, if any.
PLEASE NOTE: If voters do not have an acceptable photo identification for voting, but they are in need of one, then they can come to the Registrar's Office at 224 Ballard Street, Yorktown, VA 23690, and we will be able to provide a free photo identification that will be valid for voting purposes only.
Voters who do not have one of the acceptable forms of identification when they vote will be offered a provisional ballot, and they will have until noon on the Friday after the election to provide a copy of an acceptable form of identification to the York County Electoral Board. If the Electoral Board does not receive a copy of an acceptable identification, then the ballot cannot be counted.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office using the email, telephone, and fax information on this page.