Your vote counts! Early voting is now open in Virginia until November 4th! You can now vote in critical state elections that will decide the balance of power in the General Assembly, with all 140 Virginia General Assembly seats on the ballot (some candidates are running unopposed), both parties hope to win both chambers and currently the state legislature is divided, with Republicans controlling the House of Delegates and Democrats having a majority in the state Senate. Voters can cast their ballots early at their local election office or through a mail-in absentee ballot before Election Day on November 7, 2023.
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:
Next Election: General Election, November 7th, 2023
Last day to register: October 16, 2023
Last day to request an absentee ballot: October 31, 2023
Early Voting (in person): September 22 – November 4, 2023
ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION –
Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal: Go here to register to vote, update your current Virginia voter registration, apply to vote absentee by mail, or view your polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history.
LOOK OVER YOUR BALLOT AND RESEARCH CANDIDATES –
- Want to learn more about your ballot?
- Want to research your candidates? NBDF (formerly NHF) has created a Voter Education and Mobilization Platform – go here to learn more.
- Want to review your current elected officials? HFA has created a Legislative Action Center that can help – go here to learn more.
CHOOSE HOW YOU WILL VOTE –
Virginia law requires all voters to provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls. – go here to learn more.
- Want to vote early and in-person?
- The early voting period runs from Friday, September 22, 2023 to Saturday, November 4, 2023, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Go here to view early voting locations throughout Virginia.
- Want to vote by mail or drop off?
- Want to vote on election day in person?
- Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Go here to find your polling location.
KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS –
VOTER EDUCATION AND MYTHBUSTERS –
Go here to learn the different ways to vote, what to expect at the polls, and about voters’ rights. Also go here to download a helpful pocket guide that includes contact information and deadlines to remember. It’s available in two formats (print-and-fold paper for your pocket, digital for your mobile device) and multiple languages.