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Our Homes, Our Votes, 

Our Virginia    

Things You Need To Know: 

1. Registration Deadline:

  • The deadline to register online to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

  • The deadline to register in-person to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Friday, October 23, 2020. The local election official must receive your request by 5:00 p.m.

  • The early voting period runs from Saturday, September 19, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

  • The deadline is Saturday, October 31, 2020, to apply in person for an absentee ballot. The application must be completed at the General Registrar's office.

2. Polling Times:

6 a.m. to 7 p.m

3. Is Early Voting Available:

Yes, by absentee ballot

4. Can I Vote by Mail:

Yes, You can register here.

*All voters can vote by mail without an excuse*

5. ID Needed for Voting: 

Voters must show one of the following forms of photo ID at the polls:

  • Virginia Driver's License or other photo ID issued by Virginia

  • US Passport

  • Any government-issued photo ID card (issued by the US Government, Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)

  • Student ID that has a photograph and that was issued by any institution of higher learning in Virginia

  • Student ID issued by a public or private school in VA displaying a photo

  • Employee ID card that has a photograph and that was issued by the employer in the ordinary course of business

  • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran's ID card

  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of the 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia

When registering to vote, Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of Virginia (1971) requires you to provide your social security number, if you have one. If you do not provide your social security number, your application will be denied. Voting officials use the social security number as a unique identifier to ensure that no voter is registered in more than one place.

No ID requirement to vote by mail & No witness requirement for return of mail ballot for any election occurring on

6. Voting Without Address​

In Virginia, the voter registration application includes language allowing individuals who are homeless to provide a mailing address (rather than address of residence). "You must provide a street address or a description of where you live as a residence address. You may provide a mailing address in Box 4 if: (1) your residence address is not serviced by the U.S. Postal Service; (2) you are homeless; (3) you are an overseas citizen; or (4) you are a uniformed service member, or qualifying spouse or dependent. Qualified protected voters must provide a Virginia post office box in Box 4 to receive protected voter status. No other applicant can list a mailing address."

7. Interesting Notes

For voters who don’t have an ID, they can get a free Voter Photo ID, even on Election Day! They will be required to complete a Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application (English | Español), have their photo taken, and sign a digital signature pad. The Virginia Voter Photo ID card is valid for voting purposes only.

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