Voter Guide | November 2016 General Election

WAVY viewer Christina Marie snapped a photo of a Ghandi quote at a Gloucester precinct on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
WAVY viewer Christina Marie snapped a photo of a Ghandi quote at a Gloucester precinct on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

Virginia: Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
North Carolina: Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

There are national, state and local races in this election.

Virginia Key Contested Races 2016

Click on your city to see sample ballots and candidate lists:

Chesapeake | Hampton | Newport News | Norfolk | Portsmouth | Suffolk | Virginia Beach

Here are some important things to know and make sure to have before you head to the polls on Election Day.

WHERE TO VOTE  

  • On Election Day, you will vote in person at your local polling place, which is determined by your home address. Click here to find your polling place.
  • If you move, your polling place will change. You must change your voter registration address every time you move. Click here to update your address.
  • In order to vote in the November 8, 2016 election, you must have registered by October 21, 2016.
  • If you go to the wrong polling place, you will need to get to your correct polling place by 7 p.m. on Election Day for your vote to count.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED

In Virginia, all voters looking to cast a ballot Tuesday are required to show an acceptable form of photo identification. There are many acceptable forms of photo ID, including:

  • Any photo ID issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia such as a valid driver’s license or any photo ID issued by one of Virginia’s local governments;
  • Any photo ID issued by the United States government such as a valid passport;
  • An employer-issued photo ID; and a student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university in Virginia
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia

Voters who do not have an acceptable photo ID are eligible for a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. Voters may apply for an ID card anytime throughout the year, including on Election Day. Free voter photo ID cards are available at all local voter registration offices. You can find your local registrar’s contact information at this link.

Photos: Election Day in Hampton Roads

PROVISIONAL BALLOT

Voters who arrive at their polling place without photo identification will be given the opportunity to vote by completing a provisional ballot. The voter will have until noon on the Monday following the election to deliver a copy of identification to the local electoral board. Voters may submit a copy of their ID via fax, email, in-person submission, or through USPS or commercial delivery service. Also by noon on Monday following the election, the voter may appear in-person in the office of the general registrar, in the locality in which the provisional ballot was cast, and apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card.

VOTERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Curbside voting is available for residents 65 and older, or any person with a physical disability.

VOTER COMPLAINTS

If you have a complaint related to your voting experience, there is an online complaint form on the Virginia Department of Elections website. Or you can call 1-800-552-9745. Click here to submit an incident in North Carolina.

Virginia Voter Guide | North Carolina Voter Guide

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Here are some more important links for the Hampton Roads region:

What's on your ballot What’s on your ballot
Where to vote Where to vote
Acceptable forms of ID Acceptable forms of ID
Virginia Voter Guide
North Carolina Voter Guide