Are you registered to vote in Virginia? Check your registration status, update your new address, and check your voter history on the Virginia Department of Elections website.
If you haven’t registered to vote yet, follow these instructions to make sure you can cast a ballot for the November 2, 2021 General Election!
Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we encourage all voters to vote by mail in the upcoming elections.
Effective July 1, 2020, voters do not need an excuse to vote absentee.
You can apply to vote by mail on the Department of Elections website; OR download a paper form from the Department of Elections’ Voter Forms page; OR obtain a paper form at your county registrar’s office. You can submit your vote by mail application form by mail, fax, or email. To find your local registrar’s contact information, use this Look-up Tool.
The deadline to request your vote by mail ballot for the November General Election is October 22, 2021 at 5pm. Don’t wait until the last minute! Apply to vote by mail on the Department of Elections citizen portal today!
Your ballot must be returned to your Local Registrar by 7pm on Election Day. If you plan to send it back by mail, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by noon the third day following Election Day. Some counties offer ballot drop-off boxes, so be sure to check your local registrar’s website for up-to-date information!
Registrars will begin sending out vote-by-mail ballots on September 17, 2021.
If you would like to track the status of your absentee ballot, visit: https://v2.ballotscout.org/virginia/search/state
You can vote early at your local registrar’s office or local satellite voting site beginning 45 days before Election Day (September 17, 2021) and ending the Saturday before Election Day (October 30, 2021).
You do not need to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early in-person.
At your registrar’s office or satellite voting location, you’ll be asked to provide your name, address, and an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID confirmation statement affirming your identity. Please visit this site for the full, expanded list of acceptable forms for ID.
Accessible equipment and/or curbside voting will be made available upon request.
Register at School or Home
Students have a choice about where to register to vote. Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.
You may only be registered and vote in one location.
Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:
Federal Financial Aid
Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes
Driver’s license or car registration