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Voter ID Cards in the Mail

The envelope every Virginian registered to vote should look out for.

Every registered voter in Virginia will soon get their new Voter Registration Card, part of an effort to make it as easy as possible for eligible voters to participate in this election.

Virginia’s State Board of Elections started mailing the new cards last week with delivery expected to be finished by the second week of October, according to news reports. Be sure to watch for the envelope from the State Board of Elections.

Of course, you don’t have to have your new voter ID card in order to vote. has a list of approved IDs, such as:

    • Virginia driver’s license
    • Virginia voter registration card
    • Student ID from any community or four-year college or university located in Virginia
    • Student ID from any Virginia public high school
    • Phone bill
    • Electric bill
    • Water bill
    • Cable bill
    • Bank statement
    • Paycheck
    • Government check
    • U.S. Passport
    • Military ID
    • U.S. Selective Service ID
    • Government-issued ID
    • Concealed handgun permit
    • Private employee ID (must contain photo)

The ID you bring should have either your photo or your address. For more information about the election process, go to the website of the Virginia State Board of Elections.

Of course, your new voter registration card isn’t very handy unless you use it. Remember to take it -- or one of the other forms of approved identification – with you on Nov. 6 when you go to the polls to vote for President Obama. It’s so easy!

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