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 2023
2023 VIRGINIA GENERAL ELECTION
November General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 [Polls open 6AM - 7PM]
In Person Early Voting:
First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar's office: Friday, September 22, 2023.
Vote By Mail:
2023 General Election Voting Information
Who's On Your Ballot :
November 7, 2023
To see who is on your ballot for the November 7, 2023 General Election, click the button below and select - November 7, 2023 General and Special Elections.
VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM
Click to view/download the Virginia Voter Registration Application; You may also apply online
Remember - Voter Registration Deadline is October 16, 2023 , but voters may register after this day (to register after this date, through Election Day, and vote using a provisional ballot).
You can also use register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot online using the Citizen Portal.
Absentee & Early Voting Information
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 2023 Election dates until our video edits are up. (updated 4/27/23)
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."