How to Vote

Voter Registration

If you’re already registered to vote, double-check to make sure that all your information is accurate.

If you’re not already registered for the Nov. 8 General Election, you can register to vote through through Election Day. If you register after October 17th, you can cast a provisional ballot. 

Register to vote

PHOTO ID: You NO LONGER need a photo ID to vote in Virginia. You will need to show one form of identification, including any government document that shows your name and address, or a bank statement, utility bill, or paycheck. Click here for a full list of acceptable IDs. 

When/Where to vote: 

Election Day

ELECTION DAY 2022 is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Click here to look up your polling place. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Look up polling place

Absentee Voting

As of July 1, 2020, any Virginia voter may vote absentee in-person or by mail. Absentee ballots are mailed out 45 days before the election. .

In-person early voting: You can vote in-person early at your local registrar’s office or at a satellite voting location beginning 45 days before Election Day and ending the Saturday before Election Day.
The first day of in-person early voting is Friday, September 23rd, 2022. The last day of in-person early voting is Saturday November 5, 2022 at 5 p.m. Find your local registrar’s office here

Vote by mail: Voting by mail is a safe and convenient way to vote from home! You can request your ballot be mailed to you. Absentee ballots are mailed out 45 days before the election.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you for the November 8, 2022 General Election is 5 p.m. on October 28. Request your absentee ballot here. 

Absentee Voting

2022 Dates and Deadlines

September 23, 2022: The first day of in-person early voting in the General Election.

October 28, 2022: Deadline to apply by mail, fax, or email to vote absentee in the General Election.

November 5, 2022: The last day of in-person early voting in the General Election.

November 5, 2022: The last day of early in-person absentee voting in the General Election

November 8, 2022: Deadline to register to vote in General Election.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022: Election Day

All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your local registrar’s office by 12 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022.