Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.
Virginia absentee ballots
Absentee ballot application deadline:
Received by 5:00 p.m. the Tuesday before Election Day if requested by mail.
Received 3 days before Election Day if applying and casting absentee ballot in person
Voted ballots are due:
Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
You may vote by absentee ballot in Virginia if:
you are a student (or the spouse of a student) attending college or university outside of your Virginia locality
you have business outside your county/city of residence on Election Day
you have personal business or vacation outside county/city of residence on Election Day
you are working and commuting to/from home for 11 or more hours between 6am and 7pm on Election Day
you are a first responder (member of law enforcement, fire fighter, emergency technician, search and rescue)
you have a disability or illness
you are primarily and personally responsible for the care of a disabled/ill family member confined at home
you are pregnant
you are confined, and awaiting trial, or convicted of a misdemeanor
you are an electoral board member, registrar, officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment
you have a religious obligation that prevents you from voting on Election Day
you are an active duty member of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine (or the spouse of an active duty member)
you are temporarily residing outside of US
you moved to another state less than 30 days before a presidential election (you will only receive a ballot for the presidential/vice-presidential election; ballots for other offices/issues will not be sent)
you are an authorized representative of candidate or party serving inside the polling place
Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Sign and date where indicated.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Virginia early voting
If you can't vote in person on Election Day, you can vote "absentee in-person" starting as soon as ballots are available - usually between 45 days before Election Day. You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Office.
Absentee In-person voting ends at 5 p.m. the Saturday before Election Day.
Virginia voter ID
All Virginia voters must bring one of the following forms of photo voter ID to vote early or on Election Day. IDs will be accepted if they are either current or did not expire before Nov. 8, 2015.:
A Virginia driver’s license or Photo ID
A Veteran’s ID from the Virginia DMV
US Military ID
A US Passport or Passport Card
A student photo ID issued by any institution of higher education or any private school in Virginia
Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. Theses are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.