Vote now! No excuse required for early voting through Oct. 31

Download our Voting 2020 flyer (English) (En Español)

Questions? Download the Voting 2020 FAQ

Use the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal to check your status, request a ballot, find out where to vote and more.

Voting Guide (simple sample ballot) for Dems CD-1 CD-2 (which Congressional District are you in? Click here.)

Need a ride?

Call our hotline 833-757-3367 and arrange for free transportation.  We’ll wait while you vote, and take you on to your next location.

Vote early in person until Oct. 31

Early voting is Monday through Friday starting Sept. 18, plus the two Saturdays before the election (Oct. 24 and 31). Bring an ID to expedite voting. Curbside voting and ballot drop-off available.

Early voting locations:

If you live in James City County:
JCC Recreation Center
(NOT the Registrar’s office)
8 am -5 pm
5301 Longhill Rd. 23188
(757) 259-4949

If you live in the City of Williamsburg:
Williamsburg Municipal Building
8 am – 4:30 pm
401 Lafayette St. 23185
(757-220-6157

Vote absentee by mail

Request your ballot online or via printed form from now until 5 pm Oct. 23. If you are requesting your ballot online, be sure to have your Virginia driver’s license and social security numbers handy.

You can check online to see that your ballot request has been approved, that your ballot’s been mailed to you and that your voted ballot been received. Be sure to allow enough time for registrars to process requests as many voters are choosing to vote from home this year.

Voter registrars are mailing out absentee ballots now. Follow the instructions for your ballot carefully. Mark your choices carefully, and don’t forget your ballot has two sides. Put it in the white Envelope B, and be sure to print your name and address and then SIGN IT. Your ballot does NOT need to be witnessed. Make sure to put it in the RETURN envelope and seal it, whether you are mailing it or putting it in a drop box.

If you’re mailing your ballot, be sure to mail it ASAP. Ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3 (Election Day) AND received no later than noon on Nov. 6.

You may also return your ballot to your early voting location from Sept. 18 – Nov. 2, to your voter registrar’s office up until Nov. 3, or to your poll location on Election Day. Be sure it’s in the return envelope that came with your ballot. You may also drop off sealed ballots from other voters.

Use this handy tracker to follow your ballot as it’s mailed from the registrar to you (starting Sept. 18) and on its return via USPS to the registrar’s office. If the tracker says your ballot has been delivered, and it’s not in your mailbox, wait a day or two before you call the Registrar.

Additional drop boxes are open now through Oct. 31, 8 am to 5 pm, in two James City County locations.

They are located at the James City County Library, 7790 Croaker Road, and at the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail (Route 60 East) in Grove, and they will be open Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm.

New rules for voter IDs — no photo ID required

  • Acceptable ID: Virginia driver’s license, voter registration card, utility bill, other documents containing your name and address, employer-supplied ID with photo or college-issued student ID
  • Voters who do not have an acceptable ID may sign an ID confirmation statement.

Voting on Election Day, Nov. 3 from 6 am – 7 pm

Election Day is now a state holiday in Virginia.

Find your voting location here.

Bring your ID. Curbside voting and ballot drop-off available.

Find out more