Individuals can download registration forms or confirm their registration status on the State Board of Elections website at www.sbe.virginia.gov. Alternately, Virginia residents can call the Board of Elections hotline at 1-800-552-9745 for registration information, or visit their local registrar’s office to complete an application in-person.
Speaking on the voter education campaign, Nikki Sheridan, the State Board of Elections’ Confidential Policy Advisor stated, “Voter registration cards were recently mailed to every registered voter in the Commonwealth. If you have not received a voter registration card, and believe you should be registered, please contact your local registrar immediately.”
As a reminder, new laws this year require voters to present ID in order to vote, while the list of accepted forms of identification has been expanded. Newly allowed forms of identification include bank statements, government checks and utility bills with current name and address, as well as valid student IDs from Virginia colleges or universities. These are in addition to the existing list of acceptable voter ID that includes state driver’s licenses, valid employee ID containing photo, and voter registration cards. For more information on these and other election questions, visit the State Board of Election website at http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/.