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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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Voting Information for Virginia

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 15th at 11:59 pm*. You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day, or vote by mail in Virginia.

*The voter registration deadline has been extended due to a systems crash on the original deadline.

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

Congressional offices, some local races and initiatives may be on the ballot.

Find Your Representatives Explore Candidate Guides

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting: Sept. 18th to Oct. 31st

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 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.

Request Your BallotMore Mail-in & Early Voting Info

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.

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