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, and much more!

IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION

Important Dates for 2022:

  • Early Voting begins: Friday, September 23rd

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 17th

  • 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

The General Assembly during the 2021 session passed a bill (HB 1968) that Governor Northam signed in March that gave power to localities to begin voting in-person absentee on Sundays starting at the date of early voting in Virginia. Currently, localities that have Sunday early voting include:

*Read House Bill (HB) 1968 by clicking here and view the summary & how it was passed/voted on by clicking here.

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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/

VOTING FORMS

VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM

Click to view/download the Virginia Voter Registration Application; You may also apply online

Remember - Voter Registration Deadline is October 12th

VA-NVRA-1-Voter-Registration-Application-rev-4_1-(1).pdf

ABSENTEE BALLOT/VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATION FORM

Click to view/download the Virginia Absentee Ballot Request Application; You may also apply online

Remember - Absentee Ballot Request Deadline is October 28th

SBE-701_703-English-AB-Application-6_11_21.pdf

You may find additional forms to register to vote, apply for absentee ballots, or update voter information by clicking the button below and browsing our selection below.

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)


Remember- Absentee Ballot Request Deadline is October 28, 2022 at 5PM

APPLY ONLINE - CLICK HERE


Ballots will be mailed out by the state

Returned ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day (Nov. 2nd) and must be received by Noon the 3rd day after the Election (Nov. 5th)

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 - Video Guide.mp4
2021 vote by mail online guide_.pdf

Vote By Mail: Request to Return Step-by-Step

Step 1: Request an absentee ballot.

A voter can apply online for an absentee ballot. Ballots will be mailed voters starting in mid-September.

Step 2: Starting in mid-September, local election officials will mail ballot to voters who request them.


The State Board of Elections adopted a regulation requiring all localities to mail the ballot to voters in an envelope printed with a USPS tracking barcode. This is intended to allow local election officials to track absentee ballots as they make their way to voters.

**NEW: You will need to provide your own stamp for postage!

Step 3: Mark the ballot.


**Question of Witness Signature: The marked ballot is placed inside an envelope and the envelope DOES need to be signed by a witness.

New Voters: Those voting first-time in a federal election must include a copy of a valid ID with their absentee ballot, or with the initial application.

Step 4: Return the ballot to the local voter registrar’s office.


NEW: Some local voting officials will set up “drop boxes” that will allow voters to drive by and hand off the ballot to election officials without involving the postal service.

UPDATE: Expanded access to absentee drop boxes

NEW: The State Board of Elections adopted a regulation requiring the return envelope containing marked ballots are printed with a USPS bar code, so a voter can keep track of his or her ballot as it makes its way back to local election officials.

Voters can check the status of their application and ballot using Virginia’s Voter Information System.

*images provided by Virginia Public Access Project https://www.vpap.org/visuals/visual/pandemic-puts-focus-voting-mail-update/

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."