Voting in
Virginia

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Virginia, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Virginia election website or call (800) 552-9745 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

03/03/2020
Primary Election Date (D)
04/25/2020
Primary Election Date (R)
02/10/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Open
Primary Type

Voting Information for Virginia

Don’t miss your next election!

Virginia will hold its state primary on Jun. 9th. If you would prefer to vote by-mail, you must submit an absentee ballot application. Excuse required.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. See Virginia Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

The Virignia Republican Party has canceled its 2020 presidential primary election. Voters that wish to engage should consider the April 25th state convention.

Statewide Primaries

Congressional offices, some local races and initiatives may be on the ballot.

Find Your Representatives

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting: May 30th to June 8th

In-person absentee voting is available through your Registrar, click here to see hours at your local office.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00PM on June 2nd. Your ballot must be returned by election day, June 9th.

The absentee ballot application period opens 365 days before the election. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election. Whether it’s in person or by mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Virginia

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Virginia.

Pre-registration

  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.