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Virginia: Voter Guide
Voting Information // Virginia

Automatic voter registration

Online voter registration

Pre-registration before turning 18

Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less

Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day

Registration drives

Same day registration offered in all elections

Same day registration located at polling place

Same day registration offered only during early voting


All mail voting

In-person early voting

Amount of early voting days is higher than 7

Election day is a state holiday

No-excuse mail voting

12+ hours of open polls

Paid time off work to vote

Time off work to vote


Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence

Felons can vote immediately after incarceration

Felons can vote while incarcerated

No ID required to vote

Mental competency not required to register

Non-photo ID required to vote

Photo-ID required to vote

Upcoming Elections

There are no upcoming elections. Sign up for email or text notifications prior to important election dates.

Voting Qualifications

Not currently be declared incapacitated by a court
Not have been convicted of a felony, or have had your civil rights restored
Resident of Virginia
United States Citizen
18+ Years of age by the next general election


In Person - 
22 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Postmarked 22 days before Election Day
Online - 
22 days before Election Day
In Person - 
Application to request absentee ballot due 3 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Application to request absentee ballot due 11 days before Election Day
Online - 
Application to request absentee ballot due 11 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Voted ballot due by Election Day
In Person - 
Between 3 and 45 days before Election Day using absentee ballot (valid excuse required)

More Information

Virginia law allows you to vote in only one political party primary election when multiple political party primary elections are held on the same day (Va Code § 24.2-530). Each primary has a separate ballot listing different candidates. The voter must indicate which ballot he would like to receive. Voters do not declare affiliation with a party in order to vote in primary elections.

Any registered voter may vote absentee either by mail or in person. You can apply online here, or fill out a paper form here.