HOW TO VOTE
Updated: January 20, 2023
Friday, May 5
Absentee voting begins for the Primary election; you can vote early at your local registrar’s office beginning on May 5, 2023, and ending the Saturday before Election Day (Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 5 p.m.).
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Last day to register to vote or update an existing registration for the June election (Voters may register after this date, through Election Day, and vote using a provisional ballot).
Timeline: 22 days before the election. In person and by mail: 5:00 pm. Online: 11:59 pm.
Friday, June 9
Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot via fax, mail, or online (Your request must be received by your local voter registration office by 5:00 p.m.)
Timeline: No later than 5 p.m. On the 11th day prior to the election.
Monday, June 19
Last day a voter can request an emergency absentee ballot. (Certain restrictions apply)
Timeline: Prior to 2:00 pm. On the day preceding the election.
EMERGENCY ABSENTEE VOTING
There are two basic types of emergency absentee voting with different procedures for each. You can print a copy of the emergency absentee ballot application using the link here:
1. Emergency Absentee Voting Due to Hospitalization, Illness, or other Emergency
You may cast an emergency absentee ballot if one of the following situations applies to you:
- You were unable to apply for an absentee ballot by the deadline due to your hospitalization or illness, or the hospitalization, illness, or death of a spouse, child, or parent, or other emergency found to justify receipt of an emergency absentee ballot; or
- You will be unable to vote on Election Day due to your hospitalization or illness, the hospitalization, illness or death of a spouse, child, or parent, or other emergency found to justify receipt of an emergency absentee ballot that occurred after the deadline for applying for an absentee ballot.
- You may request to vote emergency absentee at any time prior to 2:00 pm on the day preceding the election
- If you are approved for an emergency ballot, your general registrar shall provide the absentee ballot to your designated representative for delivery to you
- You shall mark the ballot in the presence of your designated representative
- The ballot shall be counted only if the ballot is received by the general registrar prior to the close of polls
2. Emergency Absentee Voting Due to Unexpected Obligation
- You may cast an emergency absentee ballot if you are either an officer of election who was assigned after 12:00pm on the Saturday before the election to work in a precinct other than your own; or
- You had an obligation arise after 12:00 pm on the Saturday before the election due either to; 1) your business, profession, or occupation; 2) the hospitalization of you or a member of your immediate family; or 3) the death of a member of your immediate family.
- You must apply and vote in person by 2:00pm on the day preceding the election.
Tuesday, June 20
How do I register to vote in Virginia?
When is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia?
A voter has until Tuesday, May 30 to register to vote for the Special Election.
Can I request an absentee ballot?
I have moved recently or missed an election, how do I make sure I receive a ballot?
You can use the Voter Information portal to see what your most up-to-date information is, and make changes if you’ve moved. You can also look at the status of your voter registration, and make sure that you will receive your ballot for the next election.
If your info doesn’t appear in the system and you believe you’re registered to vote, you can contact your local registrar – you can find that info here.
How do I request my ballot electronically? Can I?
I want to vote/register to vote but I speak/understand Spanish better than English; do I have any options?
To register to vote in Spanish, you will have to use a Spanish voter registration form. You can access the form here.
Once you fill it out, you will have to mail it to your local registration office. You can find your office based on which county/city you’re in at this link.
The voter registration form is also available in the following languages: