Welcome to the "Voting Info" page, here you will find important voting info and resources including, but not limited to: dates & deadlines on voting, voting forms to register to vote or apply for a vote by mail ballot, view videos & downloadable guides on how to vote by mail, same day vote registration info and much more!
IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION
Important Dates for 2022:
Early Voting begins: Friday, September 23rd
To Vote w/ a Non-Provisional Ballot Deadline: Tuesday, October 17th
Same Day Voter Registration Deadline (Vote with a Provisional Ballot): Election Day - Tuesday, November 8th
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Friday, October 28th - 5 PM
You can apply for your absentee ballot NOW
Ballots will be sent out by the state
Ballots returned by mail must be Postmarked on or before Election day (Nov. 8th) and must be received by the Registrar by Noon on the 3rd day after Election Day - Nov. 11th
In-Person Early Voting: Saturday, October 29th & Saturday, November 5th
Vote Absentee In Person Deadline: Saturday, October 29th ; 5 PM
Election Day: Tuesday, November 8th [Polls open 6AM - 7PM]
Virginia Voter Hotline: (844) 4VA - VOTE (844-482-8683).
Absentee & Early Voting Information
SUNDAY EARLY VOTING
Currently, localities that have Sunday early voting include:
Virginians may find early voting in-person, applying to vote absentee by mail, "vote by mail" application form, and emergency absentee voting information by clicking the button below.
OR Find Absentee & Early Voting information here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/
How to Vote By Mail
Vote By Mail Step-by-Step Video Tutorial
Click the video to the right to view/download our very own Vote By Mail Step-By-Step Video. This will help you walk through step-by-step how to go online and apply to vote by mail/request your absentee ballot. *NOTE this video references 2020 election dates - Please refer to the 2022 Election dates until our video edits are up. (updated 6/30/22)
Vote By Mail Help Guide
Click the document to the right to view/download our very own Vote By Mail Help Guide . This will help you walk through step-by-step how to go online and apply to vote by mail/request your absentee ballot.
Vote By Mail: Request to Return Step-by-Step
Step 2: Starting in mid-September, local election officials will mail ballot to voters who request them.
Step 3: Mark the ballot.
Step 4: Return the ballot to the local voter registrar’s office.
Same Day Voter Registration
During the 2020 General Assembly session on the new law / piece of legislation was passed that outlined for Virginia, beginning on October 1, 2022, voting eligible citizens would be able to register to vote on Election day and cast their ballot on the same day.
So, we are sure you have questions about the process, so here are a few FAQs about same day voter registration that we have answers to:
Check out more info on same day voter registration on the Virginia Department of Elections website by clicking here or visit: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/same-day-voter-registration/
As updates and new information emerge about this voting change, Virginia AFL-CIO will keep our affiliates and our members updated on this important and history-making change.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can vote absentee?
Any registered voter can vote absentee for any reason. A new state law that passed this year and took effect July 1 removed the requirement that in order to cast a ballot by mail before Election Day a voter had to cite a reason from an approved list.
- What is the deadline to return ballots?
Voters are encouraged to mail the ballots at least two weeks before Election Day to avoid delays in the Postal Service.
NEW The General Assembly passed a law this year that extended the deadline when mail ballots can be received and still be counted. The law had been mail ballots had to be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day. The new law says any ballot postmarked on or before Election Day must be counted as long as it is received by noon on the Friday after the election.
NEW On August 4, 2020, the Board of Elections adopted a regulation that requires election officials to accept a mailed ballot delivered by noon of the Friday after the election, even if a postmark is missing or illegible. The Board determined that the absence of a postmark should be considered an "immaterial omission."