In-Person Voting before Election Day
First, some voters seem to be unaware that they can vote in person before Election Day. Registrar’s Offices in Virginia will start in-person voting on Friday, September 18. Any Virginia voter can show up at his or her Registrar’s Office and vote early. You will be checked in and your registration verified just like you are on Election Day. You will then cast your ballot just like on Election Day. We will then give you an "I Voted" sticker. ☑️
Voting Absentee by Mail
You must be a registered voter to receive an Absentee Ballot by Mail. Your request must be made on an official Absentee application.
If you request a ballot by mail, you will be mailed a ballot along with the envelopes to return it. You will also receive instructions on how to complete the envelopes and vote the ballot so that your vote will count.
If you are concerned about returning your ballot through the mail, you can return your ballot in person to the Registrar’s Office for the county or city where you live. At this time, you can only return your own ballot. You can also use the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial delivery service such as FedEx or UPS to return your ballot.
If you are concerned about COVID-19, you can bring your ballot, park outside the building, and call 679-1162. The Registrar or staff will come out to your vehicle and pick up your ballot or assist you with voting. (This is know as curbside voting) If you are going to vote by mail, request your ballot as early as possible. You can request a ballot at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.
Vote it once you are ready to do so, and then return it to us as early as possible. The Postal Service works very diligently, but it is important you give your ballot as much time as possible to be returned to our office.
Your ballot must be returned to our office in person by 7 p.m. on Election Night, Nov. 3, or else it must have been postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3, and received in our office by noon on Friday, Nov. 6.
Vote In Person on Election Day
Polling Places will open at 6:00 am and close at 7:00 pm on November 3rd, 2020.
You can check your registration status, request an Absentee mail ballot, or look up your polling place by visiting https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation