Currently, about 11% of voting age Americans (that’s over 21 million people) lack a government-issued ID – 13% of African-Americans, 10% of Hispanics, and 5% of whites – and ID's are often used (improperly) as a barrier to suppress voting. That's where volunteers like you can help us fight voter suppression and get IDs to US Citizens and registered voters in need.
In the state of Virginia, you have to have a government issued photo ID to vote. You can vote with one of these required IDs:
- Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
- Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
- Valid United States Passport
- Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
- Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
- Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo
- Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
To get involved with Spread the Vote in Virginia and help voters get IDs, use the "Get Involved" button to get in touch. If you need an ID, please visit our website for ways to contact us and get help.
This is a flexible activity that can be completed whenever you have enough free time.
Richmond, VA, United States