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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

What's New?


Many area voters will be using different voting equipment in this November's election.

In April 2015, the State Board of Elections decertified the AVS WINVote equipment, due to serious security concerns. This specific touch screen equipment was used by 30 Virginia localities, including some in the Richmond area.

The most common new equipment is optical scan equipment, where you fill in a paper ballot that is then placed in a machine to be scanned and counted.


Starting in 2014, you must present one of the following acceptable forms of photo identification when voting in Virginia:

  • Valid Virginia driver's license
  • DMV-issued photo identification card
  • Valid United States passport
  • Valid employee photo identification card
  • Other government-issued photo identification card
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (issuer must be an institution of higher education located in Virginia)

IDs with an expiration date must be current or not expired more than 12 months before the election.

If you do not have an acceptable form of identification please contact your local voter registration office for a free ID.

Get Connected

VOTE411 is an online service of the League of Women Voters that provides voting information, including the ability to compare candidates and their answers to specific questions on issues. Starting in October, go to the website, enter your address, and use the Voter Guide feature to "build your ballot" for the November election.

Check out the latest LWV-RMA newsletter at The Leaguer

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The Virginia Public Access Project, a neutral, non-partisan initiative, has up-to-date information on our elected officials and candidates, including information on contributions. Access this at

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