Most people have photo identification, but those who don’t will need to get an approved ID card if they want to vote in the November Election.
A bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly, requiring photo identification at the polls, went into effect on July 1.
Prince William County Registrar, Douglas Geib, said people shouldn’t wait until the last minute to get photo identification. It takes a week or two for the ID to come in the mail.
“To make sure that everyone has an opportunity to get one, at no cost if they don’t have a driver’s license or a DMV-issued photo ID, we have a camera set up in our office and we can create one here,” Geib said of the Prince William County Registrar’s Office at 9250 Lee Avenue in Manassas. “It does need to be mailed to them. So, if they know they need one, they shouldn’t wait until the day before the election. We want people to think ahead and make arrangements.”
Prince William Residents who need a photo ID may also go to the Division of Motor Vehicles at 2731 Caton Hill Road in Woodbridge, Geib said.
For future Virginia elections, voters must present one of the following acceptable forms of photo identification when voting:
- Virginia Driver’s License
- DMV-issued photo identification card
- United States Passport
- Employee photo identification card
- Other government-issued photo identification card
- College or university student photo identification card (issuer must be an institution of higher education located in Virginia)