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VIRGINIA

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Your next election is November 3, 2020
Early voting is Sep. 18, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020
The last day to register to vote is Oct. 13, 2020
ELECTION ALERT: September 4, 2020: Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed into law legislation providing for the use of drop-boxes to return absentee/mail-in ballots. The enacted legislation also provided for prepaid return postage.

August 5, 2020: The parties in League of Women Voters of Virginia v. Virginia State Board of Elections reached a settlement providing for the suspension of the Virginia's witness requirement for absentee ballots in the November 3, 2020, general election.

Ballot Guide

Every candidate and referendum in Virginia, explained

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Registration Deadline

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Virginia Registration Deadline

  • In-Person: 22 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 22 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 22 days before Election Day.

Registration Requirements

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Virginia Registration Requirements

To register in Virginia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you want to vote
  • be 18 years old by the next May or November general election
  • not have been convicted of a felony, or have had your civil rights restored
  • not currently be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law

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Absentee Requirement

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Virginia Absentee Requirement

An individual is eligible to vote absentee in an election if he or she cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:

  • The individual is a student attending college or university outside of locality of residence in Virginia.
  • The individual is a spouse of student attending college or university outside locality of residence in Virginia.
  • The individual has business outside County/City of residence on election day.
  • The individual has personal business or vacation outside County/City of residence on election day.
  • The individual is working and commuting to/from home for 11 or more hours between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on election day.
  • The individual is a first responder (law enforcement, fire fighter, emergency technician, etc.).
  • The individual has a disability or illness.
  • The individual is primarily and personally responsible for the care of a disabled/ill family member confined at home.
  • The individual is pregnant.
  • The individual is confined, awaiting trial.
  • The individual is confined, convicted of misdemeanor.
  • The individual is an electoral board member, registrar, officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment.
  • The individual has a religious obligation.
  • The individual is an Active Duty Merchant Marine or Armed Forces.
  • The individual is a spouse or dependent living with an Active Duty Merchant Marine or Armed Forces member.
  • The individual is temporarily residing outside U.S.
  • The individual is temporarily residing outside of U.S. for employment or spouse or dependent residing with employee.
  • The individual is requesting a ballot for presidential and vice-presidential electors only.
  • The individual is an authorized representative of candidate or party serving inside the polling place.

Absentee Application

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Party Platforms

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Receive Voting Reminders

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Contact Your Representatives

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Watch over your liberties and privileges—civil and religious—with a careful eye.
Matthias Burnett (Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Norwalk in An Election Sermon Preached on May 12, 1803)