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 out-of-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. Virginia has two main elections in 2022: Its primary election will take place on June 21, and the general will be held on November 8. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

May 30

Primary Registration Deadline

Jun 10

Primary Vote By Mail Request Deadline (Fax/Mail/Online)

May 7 – Jun 17

Primary Early Voting

Jun 21

Primary Vote By Mail Return Deadline (in person or postmarked by)

Jun 21

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Virginia Voter Guide

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

    Go to We're working with 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?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    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! If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you. You must request it by June 10th, if you are requesting it online or by mail, or by June 18th, if you're requesting it in person. Then, you can fill it out and return it by June 21st. You can request your ballot here.

    Request here
  • Can I vote early?

    There is absentee in-person voting, which begins 45 days prior to Election Day (May 7th) and ends the Saturday before election day (June 17th).

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  • 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. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

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