All Virginia voters must show an ID when they go to the polls or apply for an absentee ballot in person.
Effective July 1, 2014, all Virginia voters are required to show a photo ID.

Acceptable photo IDs include:

    A Virginia driver’s license or DMV ID card

    Any ID issued by the U.S. Government, Virginia Government or any Virginia local government, provided it contains a photograph. Examples include:

      Passport
      Military ID
      Naturalization certificate

    An employer photo ID with photograph

    A student ID card, with photograph, from any Virginia college or university

If you do not have any of the above forms of ID, beginning July 1, 2014, you can obtain a FREE photo ID for voting purposes only at the Office of Voter Registration (see address and contact information at bottom of page).

If you forget to bring ID to the polls, you can vote a provisional ballot, but that ballot will not be counted unless you provide the Electoral Board a copy of your valid ID by no later than noon on the Friday after the election.