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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!

In 2021, Virginia holds elections for some local elections and all state offices. The primary election is June 8th.

Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Monday, May 17th. You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day, 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: April 24th to June 5th

Early voting is available through your local 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 May 28th. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day, June 8th.

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.

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