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Virginia, you have big elections every year and honestly, we’re kind of jealous that you get to vote that much. With all that practice, you’re probably voting pros and casually flaunt your success in an unsolicited, end-of-year newsletter to all your state friends. But just in case you need it, we have you covered on everything you need to know to be a voter in the state for lovahs.

Be A Voter


Yes! This year you have elections for state legislature, so you can decide who you want representing you in Richmond. In addition to the general election in November, you have primaries coming up in June. And what's the only thing better than voting once? Voting TWICE! (In different elections and completely legally, of course.)

Key Dates

May 5 – Jun 17

Early Voting

May 30

Voter Registration Deadline

Jun 6

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Jun 9

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Jun 20

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Submission Deadline (postmarked or received)

Jun 20

Provisional Voter Registration Deadline (in person)

Jun 20

Primary Election Day

Virginia Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes, BUT if you register after the deadline (May 30) you can only cast a provisional ballot, which won't be counted until the registrar verifies that you are eligible. So why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit:

    do it
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Nope! Virginia voters do not register by party and do not need to be formally affiliated with a political party in order to vote in its primary.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! You must request your ballot by June 9 and return it by June 20, but the earlier, the better! (Please don't keep us waiting. It stresses us out too much.)

    Request here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! Early voting runs from May 5 to June 17.

    Find more information
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A state driver's license, US passport, student ID from a Virginia school of higher education or any private school, employee ID, tribal ID, voter photo ID card all work. If you don't have one, you may be able to sign an ID statement confirming your identity. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

    learn more
  • What if I'm voting in person?


  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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