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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

SBE encourages voters to review registration cards

Friday, October 5, 2012

The State Board of Election (SBE) has completed the delivery of approximately 4.6 million registration cards registered voters.

SBE encourages voters who did not receive a voter registration card to review their registration record at to ensure their information is up to date and note any changes to their polling place or precinct due to redistricting.

Voters may also contact SBE at 1-800-552-9745 or their local general registrar to verify their registration information and speak to an official that will provide information on how voters can update their registration information, if necessary.

A voter whose registration address is not current would likely have not received a voter registration card in the mail.

Voters who need to update their registration information have several options. A registration application is available at the State Board of Elections' website for printing and mailing. Voters may also visit their local general registrar's office, Department of Motor Vehicles, and other state designated voter registration agencies and apply to register to vote or update their registration information.

Upon receipt of an approved registration application or change of registration address or name request, the voter's local general registrar will mail the voter a new registration card.

Virginians have until Oct. 15 to update their registration information, if necessary, or if unregistered, apply to register to vote. 

SBE reminds voters that several forms of ID are acceptable for use at the polls in addition to the voter registration card. Voters are also only required to provide one acceptable form of identification.

Additional acceptable forms of ID include a valid Virginia driver's license; Military ID; federal, Virginia or local government-issued ID; employer issued photo ID card; concealed handgun permit; valid student ID issued by an institution of higher education in Virginia; current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck displaying the name and address of the voter; and a Social Security card.

Voters should visit to review the voter ID requirements, including special ID requirements for some first time voters in a federal election who registered by mail.

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