DARS is (per
Code of Virginia 24.2-411.2) a state-designated voter registration agency for federal and state elections.
Effective starting July 2014, state law (per
Code of Virginia 24.2-643) requires all voters at the voting place to show a photo ID issued by an employer, federal agency, Virginia state agency, Virginia political subdivision, or Virginia public or private institution of higher education. Staff with a client who does not have an acceptable photo ID may refer the client to the local voter registrar for a free Voter Card Photo ID.
A registered voter with a disability may apply annually to vote by absentee ballot. Forms and information are available from the local registrar and the Virginia Department of Elections Web site.
If a client inquires about, or has a complaint regarding, voting place or voting equipment or ballot accessibility, staff should refer the client to the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.