Absentee voting provides a means for qualified voters to participate in upcoming elections even though they may not be able to go to the polls on election day. Absentee voting in person begins at least 45 days before most elections and ends for in-person absentee voters on the Saturday before the election. For more information on absentee voting, please visit the State Board of Elections website at www.sbe.virginia.gov
Are you Election Day-Ready?
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The voter polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Absentee Voting Begins: September 21, 2012
Voter Registration Deadline: October 15, 2012
Last Day to Vote Absentee by-mail: October 31, 2012
Last Day to Vote Absentee in-person: November 3, 2012
Virginia’s Voter ID law has been in place since 2000. This legislation only deals with individuals who do not bring an approved form of ID with them to the polls when voting.
Under this legislation and existing law, the following are acceptable forms of ID for voting:
- Virginia voter registration card
- Social Security card
- Valid Virginia driver’s license
- Any other identification card issued by an agency of the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States
- Any valid student identification card issued by a Virginia institution of higher education
- A valid identification card issued by an employer containing a photograph of the voter
- A copy of a current utility bill
- A copy of a bank statement
- A government check
- A paycheck that shows the name and address of the voter.
Only one form of identification is needed to bring to the polls on election day.
Here is the Candidates List for the Congressional and local General Election 2012 http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Cidate_Information/Cidate_Lists/CidatesList.asp