State and local elections are taking place across the country. Voters will be able to vote on elected offices, ballot questions and more.To locate information for your state and local elections, consult your state's Secretary of State website or local election office:
For additional information, please contact the Virginia Department of Elections.
Polls are open from 6:00AM to 7:00PM on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00PM will be allowed to vote.
Election Day is a state holiday in Virginia.
Request absentee (mail-in) ballot online.
Request absentee ballot using paper form.
Ballots can be mailed to applicants beginning 45 days prior to the election date.
You can submit your absentee ballot by mail, fax or email. Please note that there are special federal ID requirements for certain first-time absentee voters.
Voters may also turn in their absentee ballots in-person at your local registrar's office.
Note: no excuse is needed to vote absentee in Virginia.
Yes, you can use this Absentee Ballot Tracker.
Voters can submit an emergency absentee ballot if they meet any of the following requirements:
Voter requirements for casting an emergency absentee ballot:
You may vote early in-person at your local registrar's office starting 45 days prior to the election and ending the Saturday before the election. You do not need a reason or fill out an application to vote early.
At the registrar's office (or satellite voting location), you must provide your name and address and present an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement. Additional information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
(This section will be updated once information on the registration deadline for the next election is available).
To register to vote online, you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and a signature on file with DMV. You are also required to provide your Social Security Number.
You may register to vote online here.
Print out a registration form (available in English, Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese)
Send your registration form to your local registration office.
Registration forms are also available at:
Check your registration status.
You can show any of the IDs listed below to vote:
If you arrive at your polling place without an accepted ID, you can sign an ID Confirmation Statement or use a provisional ballot. You are then required to submit a copy of a valid ID by noon the Friday after the election. You will be provided instructions on what to do so that your vote counts.
President/Vice President (every 4 years, next election is 2024)
Senator (every 6 years for staggered terms)
Representative (every 2 years)
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General (every 4 years, next election is 2021)
Commonwealth Attorney, Commissioner of Revenue, State Treasurer, Sheriff (every 4 years, next election is 2023)
State Senator (every 4 years)
State Representative (every 2 years)
Statewide ballot measures
School board and other boards/commissions
Mayor or First Selectman
Registrar of Voters
Aldermen or Selectmen
Local ballot measures