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Election 2012: Information For Virginia Voters

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Today is Election Day, and 8News wants you to be prepared to vote, so read our list of commonly asked questions--and their answers--below:

Q. What time do polls open?

A. On Election Day, all polling places will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM.

Q. Where do I vote?

A. To check your polling place, visit the State Board of Elections website here.

Q. Do I need to bring I.D. to the polls? What forms of I.D. are acceptable?

A. Yes, all voters in Virginia are required to provide an acceptable form of I.D. at the polls. A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls will be offered a provisional ballot. The following are considered acceptable forms of identification:

-Virginia voter registration card

-Valid Virginia driver's license

-Military ID

-Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID

-Employer issued photo ID card

-Concealed handgun permit

-Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia

-Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter

-Social Security card

Q. It's my (or my child's) first time voting. What do I need to know?

A. Congratulations on participating in this year's election! For all you need to know about how elections work and voting in Virginia, visit the State Board of Elections website here.

8News will bring you the latest election results throughout the evening Tuesday...check our website, Facebook page, and app for the latest on Vote 2012, and follow the hashtag #8NewsVote for updates on Twitter...happy voting!


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