Beach voters can get free identification


VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Voters in need of identification have several opportunities to get a photo identification before the election on Nov. 4.

Virginia law requires voters to present photo identification at the polls. The city Voter Registrar provides the identification at no cost via its offices at the municipal center weekdays between 8a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Identification is also available via the registrar from 10 a .m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 22, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Acceptable identification includes an identification card or driver’s license issued by the commonwealth motor vehicles department, a U.S. passport, photo identification cards issued by an employer, or a student photo identification from a college or university in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.

Photo identification from the U.S., Virginia or local government also are accepted.

According to the state:

You can get a voter photo ID card from any voter registration office for free, including on Election Day. If you show up to vote on Election Day and don’t have a photo ID, don’t worry! You can still vote a provisional ballot. You must provide a copy of an acceptable photo ID or go get a temporary voter photo ID at your voter registration office by noon on the Friday after the election for your vote to count.

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