You must be registered to vote. On Election Day, a valid photo identification is required to vote. Your voter card is no longer required to vote.
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For a general or primary election, the deadline is the 22nd day before the election. If registering by mail, your application must be postmarked on or before the deadline day. If registering online, your application must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline day. If registering in person, our office is open until 5:00pm on the deadline day.
No. As long as you do not move, your registration qualifies you to vote in all elections held in the precinct where you live.
No. Virginia is an open primary state which means that any qualified voter can vote in either party's primary election. Virginia does not have party registration in its voter registration process. In other words, citizens do not designate a political party affiliation when registering to vote in Virginia. The only restriction is when more than one political primary is held on the same day, known as a dual primary.
While Virginia election law stipulates that any qualified voter may vote in either political party's primary, no voter may vote in more than one political party's primary on the same Election Day.
All changes must be made in writing and include a signature of authorization from the voter. Changes may not be made by anybody other than the voter.Changes may not be made over the phone.
All changes must be made in writing and include a signature of authorization from the voter. Corrections may not be made by anybody other than the voter.Corrections may not be made over the phone.
1. Your voter registration card and/or letter provides you with the name and location of your polling place, as well as your federal, state and local election districts.2. You can find your polling location online through the Department of Elections.3. You can contact our office at (540) 772-7500.
If voting absentee by mail: Mail, fax or e-mail your completed application to our office. If voting absentee in person: Bring your completed application to our office. *Please note – if you register to vote in person, you must wait five days before you can vote absentee in person or have your ballot mailed to you.
If you do not have the proper ID with you, you may vote a provisional ballot and present a copy of your ID to the Electoral Board by noon on the Friday after the Election.
You may register to vote and request an absentee ballot using a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). You may fill out this application through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
For questions, please contact one of the following departments:1. Virginia Department of Elections toll Free at 1-800- 552-9745 – TTY: 7712. Federal Voting Assistance Program toll Free at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683) – DSN: 425-1584.
You may also contact our office at (540) 772-7500.
You may have assistance voting on Election Day: Anyone who assists you must do so according to your instructions, without trying to influence your vote. Your assistant is strictly prohibited from telling others how you voted. Please speak to an Officer of Election at your polling location if you wish to have assistance voting.
You may vote curbside on Election Day: If you have a physical disability, or you are 65 years or older, you may vote from your car. You will need to send someone inside the polling place to get an Officer of Election to assist with you with voting curbside.
You may vote absentee before Election Day: Absentee voting begins 45 days before most elections. You may want to consider voting absentee by mail or in person before Election Day to avoid standing in lines. For more information, please visit our Absentee Voting page.
*Once your ballot has been cast, it CANNOT be changed, even if you made a mistake.
The decision of whether to count the provisional vote is made by our local Electoral Board in the days after the Election. If you cast a provisional ballot, you will be given notice of the time and place of the Electoral Board’s meeting, as well as a toll-free number to check the status of your ballot. You have the right to be present when the Electoral Board makes its decision about whether to count your provisional ballot.
*Do NOT write in the name of a candidate who already appears on the ballot, or your vote will NOT be counted.