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:
- Online at the Virginia Department of Elections portal
- In person at your local voter registration office
- Print out the registration form (En Español) (Tiếng Việt) (한 국어) and mail or hand deliver it to your local registrar.
- Obtain a voter registration form from State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services, armed forces recruitment offices, public libraries, the Virginia department of Elections office, or the DMV, and mail or hand deliver to your local registrar.
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.
- Apply online to vote by mail
- Fill out the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application (En Español) (Tiếng Việt) (한 국어) and submit it to your local registrar via mail, fax, or email.
- Military and overseas voters can find specific information regarding absentee voting on our military and overseas voting page.
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.
- Guide for Voter Registration Drives in Virginia
- Native American Voting Rights (NAVRA)
- A Tribal Leaders Guide to Prepare for the Next Election
- Addressing: A Guide for Tribes
- Native Language Speakers Have Voting Rights!
- Examples of Voter Discrimination and Suppression in Indian Country
- Native Americans Depend on Ballot Collection
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