Voter information for November elections

constitutionA general election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, for the offices of: Member of the United States Senate, and Members of the United States House of Representatives.

In addition, a special election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to determine whether the Constitution of Virginia shall be amended to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried.

Voters are required to present a form of acceptable photo identification when voting in person. Acceptable forms of photo ID include valid Virginia driver’s licenses; Virginia DMV-issued photo identification cards; U.S. Passports; employer-issued photo ID cards; student ID cards issued by an institution of higher education in Virginia; photo ID cards issued by Virginia, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States; and voter photo ID cards issued by the Virginia Department of Elections. If you are a registered Virginia voter but do not have an acceptable photo ID, free voter photo IDs are processed at all of Virginia’s 133 local general registrars’ offices.

For more information, visit: elections.virginia.gov

The deadline to register to vote in this election is Tuesday, October 14, at 5:00 p.m. Voters are strongly encouraged to inquire before the registration deadline if they wish to check their voter registration status.

Absentee voting for the November 4 general and special elections begins on Friday, September 19, 2014.