The city of Roanoke is leading the way in Virginia when it comes to making sure people who want to vote can vote. Election Day is still three months away, but voting officials say now is the time to prepare. wdbj 7's Nadine Maeser is live in front of the city's registrar's office with those details. It's been about a month since a new law took effect in Virginia. We are one of eight states that is now requiring voters to have photo identification at the polls. This new law has a lot of people wondering how they will get their hands on a valid form if they don't already have one. Tonight, we're telling people about a free form of i-d that you don't have to travel very far to get. a new law in Virginia means those who want to vote might need to do a little leg work before heading to the polls. "It is a big chang and it would impact people and we didn't want anyone's vote to not count." Virginia is one of eight states that requires people to present a photo i-d before casting their vote. And that's why the city's registrar's office has spent the last month working to help voters comply with the law. "i think we decide early on that we were going to be aggressive about this." Flyers, book marks and brochures have all been circulating throughout the city. Not to mention, these election officials have been attending community events to spread the word about a free form of i-d that everyone can get their hands on. SiWan Payne, Election Official: "We're not jus here to carry out the rules and regulations that we're a community is probably the most important thing." SiWan Payne is just one of a few election officials who actually go into neighborhoods and help people apply for the form of identification. SiWan Payne, Election Official: "There were lot of people that did not know and those that did participate were more than happy to get a free id done." And efforts from the election office are paying off. The city of Roanoke is leading the state when it comes to registering voters for the i-d cards. Richmond, Washington County, Petersburg and Portsmouth are not too far behind. William Tynes, Election Official: "Anyone an everyone should be able to whether you have a driver's license or a passport to go ahead and get this anyway as a backup tool." General Registrar Andrew Cochran says there's still a lot of work to be done, but he's hoping people will take advantage of this service before we get to November. "I'm encouraged b the numbers. It tells me we are doing something right and that will continue until Election Day." Election officials were at National Night Out last night. I'm told they will be at the Greek Festival and Henry Street Festival in September. They do everything at these locations. Take your picture and enter your information - then you will receive your card in the mail from Richmond. So far, 320 cards have been issued in Virginia. If you don't want a card, you can still use a driver's license, passport or work i-d. It just has to have your picture on it. Live in Roanoke, nm, wdbj 7.