Get ready to vote:
The Deadline for Voter Registration or to Update Registration is October 13
Vote in person on election day:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM; If you are in line at 7:00 PM, you will be able to vote! Click here to find your polling place
Voter ID Requirements: All voters must provide an acceptable form of identification when voting in person. In addition to photo ID, acceptable forms of ID now include a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with the voter’s name and address. A full list of acceptable documents is online here.
Vote Early In-Person:
In-Person Early Voting begins Sept 18th at the new Richmond Voter Registrar’s Office at 2134 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
In-Person Early Voting on Saturdays: Starts two Saturdays prior to the Election (Oct. 24 & Oct. 31) at Voter Registrar’s Office (2134 West Laburnum), City Hall (900 East Broad Street), OR Hickory Hill Community Center (3000 East Belt Blvd) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Vote Early Absentee:
Absentee Ballots: If you want a ballot mailed to you, you must complete an application either: paperlessly with valid VA DMV ID at www.elections.virginia.gov or you can also download the paper version of the form here.
The deadline to apply for a ballot through the mail is Friday, Oct. 23.
How to return your absentee ballot:
By Mail: If you vote by mail, your absentee ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (Tuesday, November 3rd) and it must be received by noon on the third day after Election Day to be accepted. We strongly recommend mailing your ballot as soon as you receive and complete it; don’t wait! You can track your absentee ballot here.
Drop-Off Locations: For this November election only, ballots may also be returned to the voter’s polling place on Nov. 3rd or delivered to one of three drop boxes located in the first floor lobby of the Voter Registrar’s Office (2134 West Laburnum), in the lobby of City Hall (900 East Broad) or the lobby of Southside Social Services Center (4100 Hull Street).
If you have already received your absentee ballot, but you decide you want to vote in person, bring your absentee ballot to your polling place on election day and surrender it. You will then be able to vote in person.
If this is your first time voting in your county or city, you may receive special directions for submitting your absentee ballot aimed at helping verify your identity. Click here for more details (bottom of page).