Voting

Voting in VA Just Got Easier!

On July 1, new laws make voting in Virginia more accessible and equitable. Here’s a brief run-down of the changes:

  1. Election Day in November is a state holiday (replacing Lee-Jackson Day)
  2. Absentee voting
    • You no longer need an excuse to vote absentee by mail or in person
    • Your absentee ballot will be counted if it is postmarked on or before Election Day and arrives at the registrar’s office by noon on the third day after the election (previously had to arrive by 7pm on Election Day)
    • You must apply for your absentee ballot no later than 11 days before the election (previously 7 days)
  3. Voter ID
    • You can now use documents without your photo — e.g., voter registration card and documents such as utility bills containing your name and address (an employer ID must still include your photo)
    • Students registered to vote in Virginia and attending a college outside of Virginia may use their student IDs (previously applied only to students at Virginia colleges)
  4. Voter registration
    • Automatic voter registration […]
2020-07-01T21:44:10+00:00June 30th, 2020|Elections, Voting|

Stay safe! Vote absentee!

Voting absentee is the safest way to protect yourself and others during the pandemic. Here are the details.

  • The November election will be Tuesday, Nov. 3.
  • ALL voters can vote absentee — an excuse is no longer required as of July 1. We strongly encourage you to stay safe and vote absentee.  Click here for more information and to request a ballot online.
  • You can request an absentee ballot right now. Ballots will be mailed to you beginning 45 days before the election. The deadline to order an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Oct. 23 at 5 pm.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31 is the last day to vote an absentee ballot in person. (NOTE: Please be considerate and if at all possible, vote by mail. It’s the best way to keep us all safe.)

To apply for an absentee ballot, go to the Virginia Department of Elections website. You can fill out the application, then print and mail it, or, if you have […]

2020-07-01T18:09:53+00:00May 11th, 2020|Voting|