By Megan Woo and David Hylton
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Here's a look at FAQs as well as what voters will have on their ballots in Central Virginia:
Where's my polling place?
Click here to find your polling place. All you have to do is enter your address.
What are the hours to vote at my polling place?
You can vote between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. As long as you are in line by 7 p.m. , you will be allowed to vote.
For your vote to count, you need to be at the correct polling place.
I need to bring a form of ID. What can I bring?
Here's what you can bring:
- Virginia driver’s license
- Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
- United States passport
- Employer-issued photo ID
- Student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia
- Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID
- Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID
- Virginia Voter Photo ID card
What can I expect at the polls?
- When you arrive, you’ll see election officers who are there to help you.
- Go right to the check-in table, where you will be asked to:
- Say your name and address out loud.
- Show your photo ID.
- If you are not on the voter list, an election officer will direct you to register and vote provisionally.
- If you’re on the voter list, you’ll be directed to the ballot table, where you will get your ballot.
- Double-check that your ballot includes all the contests for the districts that you live in.
- You can move to a voting booth and vote your ballot.
How can I see my ballot in advance?
Click here to enter your name, address, last four digits of your SSN, date of birth, and locality. The next screen should bring up all your information.
The next screen should bring up all your information. Scroll down to "My Ballot" and you should see all the candidates, bond referendums, and amendments you will be voting for.
I'm a military/overseas voter. How can I vote?
See the guidelines here.
I am a voter with special needs. Where do I need to go to download a form so my polling place can accommodate my needs?
Click here to download the form.
Can I write-in a presidential candidate?
Yes, but only certain candidates will be counted. Click here for the full list.
What's on my ballot?
- In Virginia, there are five candidates for president: Hillary Clinton, Donald J. Trump, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Evan McMullin
- Two ballot amendments on a right to work law and tax exemptions for spouses of emergency personnel
- Richmond: Voters will choose a new mayor, as well as City Council and School Board members, and someone in the 4th House District
- Chesterfield: There are no major offices up for grabs, but the House district is a split district
- Hanover: There are no major offices up for grabs, but voters will pick someone in the 1st House District
- Henrico: Voters have several bond referendums on their ballot, as well as the 4th or 7th House District seat
- Voters in Colonial Heights and Hopewell also have City Council seats on their ballots.
- Click here to find what's on your ballot in your locality