State of Virginia Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Virginia General Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Mon Oct 11, 2021
  • Online by Mon Oct 11, 2021
  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 11, 2021
  • In-Person, Received by Mon Oct 11, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Contact Local Election Office - Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:00pm EDT
Includes elections for: Governor, Lt. Governor, and Virginia House of Delegates

Local Elections

Virginia Municipal General Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Mon Oct 11, 2021
  • Online by Mon Oct 11, 2021
  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 11, 2021
  • In-Person, Received by Mon Oct 11, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Contact Local Election Office - Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:00pm EDT
Includes all local elections taking place on Nov 2.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

A registered voter may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local registrar’s office beginning 45 days preceding Election Day.

Some large localities offer satellite locations for in-person absentee voting. Check with your local registrar for locations and times for each election.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Virginia if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Virginia
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Virginia if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state

Restorative Requirements

  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Virginia if:

  • You reside in Virginia but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Virginia
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Virginia you should provide:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Virginia Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)

Voting In-Person

In Virginia, registered voters can use any of the IDs below to vote. If you do not have an ID you may sign an affidavit.

  • Valid Virginia Driver's License
  • Valid non-driver's ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Utility Bill
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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