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Virginia

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

June 21, 2022

Virginia Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Received by: May 30, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post received: June 10, 2022
  • Online request by: June 10, 2022
  • In-person request by: June 10, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: June 21, 2022
  • Post received: June 24, 2022
  • In-person received: June 21, 2022
Early Voting: May 6 – June 18, 2022

November 8, 2022

Virginia General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Received by: October 17, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 28, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 28, 2022
  • Online request by: October 28, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • Post received: November 11, 2022
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: September 23 – November 5, 2022

Helpful Resources

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to vote

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What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may vote absentee either by-mail or early in-person.

You can apply online and get more information

Absentee By Mail

To vote absentee by mail, you must sign and complete the application, which must be received by your local registrar 5PM EST on the Tuesday prior to the election date. 

Absentee In Person

You can apply for an absentee ballot in person at your local registrar’s office, and ballots are usually available for absentee voting 45 days prior to Election Day and ending 3 days before Election Day. Use this LINK to identify the website of your county registrar’s office so you can find the locations and times for Absentee In Person. 

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM ET. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

To vote, you must bring an acceptable form of ID to the polls. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Voter confirmation documents you received after you registered to vote
  • Virginia DMV-issued Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Any ID card issued by the US, Virginia, or a local Virginia government
  • Any student ID card issued by a US university or community college
  • Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia
  • Employer-issued photo ID card
  • Any current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with your name and address
  • An ID Confirmation Statement

A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls or does not sign an ID Confirmation Statement will be offered a provisional ballot.

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.