Identification at the Polls

Voter Identification


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 the Virginia Department of Elections Photo ID page.
  • If you are voting absentee by mail, you can find information about what identification requirements you must satisfy, if any, by visiting the Absentee Voting page.

Obtaining Voter Identification


Please note, if voters do not have an acceptable photo identification for voting, but they are in need of 1, then come to the Registrar's Office
224 Ballard Street
Yorktown, VA 23690

We will be able to provide a free photo identification that will be valid for voting purposes only.

No Form of Identification


Voters who do not have 1 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.