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!
New Voter Registration Deadline
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)
Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
- Are a U.S citizen
- Are a resident of Virginia
- Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
- You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
- You are registered to vote in another state
- You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
- Complete Social Security Number
- 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.
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?
- Your Virginia Driver's License or State ID Number (online applicants only)
- Your Social Security Number
- Valid ID with photo issued by a Government Agency
- Valid Local Government issued ID
- Valid Employee ID
- Valid US Passport
- Valid Virginia Driver's License
- Valid Tribal ID
- Valid Student ID
- Valid Military ID
- Veteran's ID
- Government issued nursing care facility ID card
- Photo ID issued by the Department of Elections