Virginia has important statewide elections on November 2, 2021. This year, you can vote for Virginia’s Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, members of the House of Delegates. Many counties have local, municipal elections, too. Please check your county’s website to find out more about local elections where you live.
Early voting begins
Deadline to register to vote or update your existing registration. Mailed applications must be postmarked by this date.
Deadline to apply for absentee ballot. Mailed applications should be sent by October 15 to make sure they are received on time.
Last day of early voting
Election Day. Polls open from 6 AM to 7 PM.
Register to vote
If you are: 1) a resident of Virginia; 2) a U.S. citizen; 3) 18 years old (or 17 years old if you will be 18 years old by the election):
Register to vote by mail, online through Virginia’s Citizen Portal, or in-person.
Voting by mail? Apply for your absentee ballot online, or by email, fax, or mail to your local registrar office
Know your rights
Under Virginia law, you have a right to:
Receive up to two more ballots if you make a mistake while marking the ballot.
Vote if you are a pre-trial detainee awaiting sentencing or if you have been sentenced to a misdemeanor offense.
Vote after serving a felony conviction if you have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or (2) completed a period of probation ordered by any court.
LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.
VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.
Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Virginia may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Virginia affect you.