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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

Primary Election Date (D)
Primary Election Date (R)
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

Voting Information for Virginia

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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! The Virginia Democratic presidential primary is March 3rd. The Republican party has canceled its primary and will hold a state convention on April 25th to nominate its presidential candidate. State primaries will be held on June 9th and the general election is November 3rd.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting: January 16th to March 3rd

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 February 25th. Your ballot must be returned by election day, March 3rd.

Information on how to request and submit an absentee ballot can be found here. 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.


  • You may pre-register for All Elections
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election