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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.

Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Don’t miss your next election!

Virginia's gubernatorial and state legislative election is this year on November 2nd. The voter registration deadline is October 12th.

You can vote in person on Election Day, during early voting, or vote-by-mail in Virginia. Your polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Presidential Primaries

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


Statewide Primaries

State offices, some local races and initiatives will be on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting: Sept. 17th to Oct. 30th 

You can vote in-person at an early voting location in your county from Sept. 17th to Oct. 30th. See your county clerk's office for exact dates. No excuse required.

If you would like to vote by mail, your request must be received by Oct. 22nd at 5 p.m. You can return your ballot by mail or in person. If you choose to mail your ballot, it must be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 2nd and received within three days. If you decide to return your ballot in person to a designated drop off location in your county 7 p.m. on Election Day. The absentee ballot application period opens 365 days before the election. You must submit application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.


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

  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • 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.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info