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When Do Elections Take Place? 
When Are the Polls Open? 
Do I Have To Show Identification at the Polls? 
What Do I Do if I’ve Moved or Changed My Name Since I Last Voted? 
Where Do I File a Suggestion or Complaint about Voting in Augusta County? 
How Do I Change My Name But Not My Address? 
I Committed a Felony 20 Years Ago. Can I Vote? 

When Do Elections Take Place?
General Elections are held in Augusta County every November on the Tuesday after the first Monday. If the political parties call for a Primary Election, it is always held on the second Tuesday in June. Special Elections are held as necessary.
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When Are the Polls Open? 
All polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on election days.
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Do I Have To Show Identification at the Polls?
Yes, all Virginia voters will be required to show photo identification when they go to the polls to vote.  Voters arriving to the polls without required photo ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of their ID to their locality's electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted. A list of acceptable photo identification can be found here: Photo ID Chart
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What Do I Do if I’ve Moved or Changed My Name Since I Last Voted? 
If you haven’t updated your voter registration record since your move or name change, please complete one of the steps below to assure your voter registration record is properly updated.

  • Complete a new Virginia Voter Registration Application: If you have been registered in another state and have moved into Virginia, you must complete the Virginia application to register. Virginia registrants can also use this application form to update their name or address within Virginia.
  • Completely fill out the reverse side of your Voter Registration Card with your new name or address information and all other requested information, sign, and return it by mail or in person to the Voter Registration Office

Please Note: Virginia law requires all changes to voter registration records to be authorized by the voter’s signature. We cannot update your record without your signature. For that reason, we cannot accept changes by e-mail.
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Where Do I File a Suggestion or Complaint about Voting in Augusta County? 
Please file your suggestions or complaint with the Office of Voter Registration or the Augusta County Electoral Board via email, phone or in writing. We take all suggestions and complaints very seriously and view the voting public as the most important arbiters of change in the election process. If you are not happy with your voting or registration experience, we will do everything we can to work with you to prevent such a situation in the future. 
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How Do I Change My Name But Not My Address?
You will need to completely fill out a new Virginia Voter Registration Application,or the reverse side of your Voter Registration Card in order for your name change to be processed.
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I Committed a Felony 20 Years Ago. Can I Vote? 
In Virginia you can only vote if you have had your voting rights restored by the Governor. For more information on the Restoration of Rights process, go to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website,
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