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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.

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Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Virginia

Don’t miss your next election!

The voter registration deadline for Virginia is Oct. 13th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, an excuse is required and your application must be received by Oct. 23rd at 5pm, or by 5pm on Oct. 31st if applying in person. At this time Virginia has not made it clear if they will accept COVID-19 as an excuse to vote by mail. Check back for updates.

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.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting: Oct. 24th-Oct. 31st

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 Oct. 23rd. Your ballot must be returned by election day, Nov. 3rd. At this time an excuse is required to vote absentee. Check back to see if guidance on this changes due to COVID-19.

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 + Access for Virginia

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • 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.