Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification (ID) at the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality’s electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted.

The new photo identification requirements will take effect on July 1, 2014. Acceptable forms of photo identification will include any one of the following:

• a valid Virginia driver’s license
• a valid DMV-issued photo ID card
• a valid U.S. passport
• a valid employee photo ID card
• other valid government-issued photo ID card
• a valid Virginia college or university-issued student photo ID card

If you do not possess a valid photo ID card, one may be issued to you for free beginning July 1st at the Madison County Registrar’s office:


For more information please call 540-948-6533 Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., email or visit the Virginia State Board of Elections voter information website at