Please download the attached pdf document to see answers to 29 questions about registering to vote, early voting, Election Day expecations, and results.
Q.11. If I want to Vote by Mail, how and when do I obtain my ballot?
A.11. You MUST REQUEST a Vote by Mail ballot be mailed to you, and you can apply for a ballot NOW through October 23. There are many ways to apply for a ballot; you must complete the application carefully and include all required information, including your correct, registered address (you can request that your ballot be sent to a temporary address):
1. Online: Use the Citizen Portal, if you have a Driver’s License or other ID from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
2. Paper Application: complete and return to Local Registrar
a. Obtain application from Citizen Portal, Local Registrar, or public library
b. Deliver the application to your Local Registrar’s Office by 5 pm on October 23: by hand, FAX or mail.
Registrars will start mailing the ballots to those whose application were accepted, on September 18, the start of the Early Voting period. If your application for an absentee ballot is rejected, you will receive a denial letter and a new application from from your Local Registrar.
Q.18. How do I know if my Vote by Mail ballot has been accepted and processed? What if I made a mistake?
A.18. Pay close attention to the instructions you receive with your Vote by Mail ballot, so your vote can be counted. Virginia offers electronic bar code ballot tracking services, so you can check the status of your Vote by Mail ballot. Use the Citizen Portal to see dates for your ballot’s processing stages. If you have questions regarding the status of your ballot, contact your Local Registrar. If your ballot is misdelivered, and you notify your Local Registrar that you did not receive it, you can be issued a replacement ballot, and your original ballot will be voided.
New! Virginia offers voters a chance to correct missing information on their Vote by Mail ballot, if the voter’s ballot is received by their Local Registrar on or before October 31. Your Local Registrar will contact you, and give you an