Virginia Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Virginia, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, virginia!

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

In-Person Request by Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:00PM EDT

Early Voting

Fri Sep 18, 2020
Sat Oct 31, 2020

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020
In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00PM EST
In-Person Request by Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:00PM EDT
Request for Postal Ballot by Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:00PM EDT

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Virginia if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Virginia
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in Virginia if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state
Restorative Requirements
  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • Complete Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. The Constitution of Virginia gives the Governor the sole discretion to restore voting rights once you have completed your sentence. Individuals seeking restoration of their civil rights are encouraged to contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. 

  • To be eligible for restoration of civil rights, an individual must have a felony conviction and be free from any term of incarceration and/or supervision resulting from felony conviction(s).

  • The Secretary of the Commonwealth gives priority consideration to individuals who request restoration of their civil rights. An individual seeking restoration of their civil rights may contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth using the button below or by calling (804) 692-0104.

  • The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office has identified individuals who may meet the Governor’s standards for restoration of rights and those individuals will be considered for possible restoration in the order of when they were released from supervision.

Check the Status of Your Civil Rights

Request Your Rights Be Restored


I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in Virginia before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Virginia voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Virginia address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. It may be difficult for students attending school in Virginia to establish residency for voting purposes at their school address. The state has one of the strictest residency requirements in the country. In order to establish residency, Virginia’s constitution and election laws require that the state be both your “domicile,” meaning that you intend to reside and remain in Virginia, and your “place of abode,” meaning the physical place where you live. Virginia’s Supreme Court has interpreted these requirements to mean that you must intend to remain at your address for an “unlimited time” in order to establish voting residency.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Virginia you should provide:
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Virginia Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
In Virginia, registered voters can use any of the IDs below to vote. If you do not have an ID you may sign an affidavit.
  • Valid Virginia Driver's License
  • Valid non-driver's ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Utility Bill
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address

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Virginia Voter Info

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