Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Virginia, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
The voter registration deadline for Virginia is Oct. 13th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, your application must be received by Oct. 23rd at 5pm, or by 5pm on Oct. 31st if applying in person.
Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.
The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.
Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Virginia
When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.
Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline.
Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted. Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an adult that can serve as a witness. They must also sign your ballot.
Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.
Congressional offices, some local races and initiatives may be on the ballot.
Early Voting: Sept. 18th to Oct. 31st
Early voting is available through your Registrar and at satellite locations in your county, click here to see locations and hours.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00PM on Oct. 23rd. Your ballot must be postmarked by election day, Nov. 3rd.
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.