State of Virginia Elections and Voting   

Election Day is November 8

  • September 23              First day of early in-person voting
  • October 17                  Deadline to register to vote
  • October 28                  Deadline to request an absentee ballot
  • November 5                Last day of early in-person voting
  • November 8                Election Day


To register to vote in Virginia, you must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be 18 years old by the general election
  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored


How to register to vote:


Voter ID Requirements

Voters may provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls. Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Virginia driver’s license (may be expired)
  • Virginia DMV-issued ID card (may be expired)
  • Valid employee ID card containing a photograph
  • US Military ID
  • Valid student ID issued by a college or university, or a high school
  • Valid US Passport
  • Government-issued ID card from a federal, Virginia, or local political subdivision
  • Voter ID card issued by the Department of Elections
  • Valid tribal enrollment or other tribal ID (*must be issued by one of the 11 tribes recognized in Virginia)
  • Voter confirmation documents
  • Nursing home resident ID (if issued by a government facility)
  • Any other current government document containing the name and address of the voter
  • Signed ID Confirmation Statement


Early In-Person Voting

Any registered voter may vote early. Starting 45 days before Election Day, visit your local registrar’s office or a satellite voting location in your county or city to vote early. Remember, the Saturday before Election Day is the last day to vote early.


Voting by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered voter may request a vote by mail ballot.

Vote by mail ballots can be hand-delivered to your local registrar’s office, returned to a ballot drop-off location, or mailed. If you are returning your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked on or before election day and received by your general registrar’s office by noon on the third day following the election.




Tribes in Virginia

Federally recognized tribes

  • Pamunkey Indian Tribe
  • Chickahominy Indian Tribe
  • Chickahominy Indian Tribe – Eastern Division
  • Monacan Indian Nation
  • Nansemond Indian Nation
  • Rappahannock Tribe, Inc.
  • Upper Mattaponi Tribe

State recognized tribes

  • Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe
  • Mattaponi Indian Nation
  • Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia
  • Pawawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia

Native Vote Coordinators

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!

Major Party Contact Information

Chairwoman, Susan Swecker

Chairman, John C. Whitbeck

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