Election Day 2013 on Nov. 5 will be the last November for Fauquier voters to cast their ballots before Gov. McDonnell's new photo ID law goes into effect.
Starting in July of 2014, prospective voters must bring some form of photo identification with them to the polls. The Virginia State Board of Elections still has to decide what constitutes a valid photo ID, said Alex Ables, Fauquier's General Registrar.
Until then, Fauquier voters will carry on as they have done. Next week, registered voters must bring some form of identification with them, such as a voter registration card, a valid driver's license or a current utility bill, according to the state board of elections website.
Voters who don't bring their ID will vote on provisional ballots. They have until noon on Nov. 8 to show their identification to the local electoral board, or the provisional votes won't be counted.
It is the voter's responsibility to know their precinct and polling place. To find out where you should vote, go to the Virginia State Board of Elections site
and enter your address into the form.
For more information about the upcoming election, read the Wednesday, Oct. 30 edition of the Fauquier Times.