VA Voters’ Guide 2020

This year’s presidential election has been called one of the most important of our lifetime.  WHUR wants you to vote like your life depends on it, because it does.  We have compiled a list of important deadlines and dates for you to keep in mind.

What you need to know to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia

For the 2020 Presidential General Election

Virginia offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Virginia by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Deadlines and Dates:

  • Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you isFriday, October 23, 2020. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
  • October 31st last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot. Application must be completed at the GR office.
  • Starting 45 days before Election Day, visit your local registrar’s office or a satellite voting location in your county or city to vote early. Remember, the Saturday before Election Day is the last day to vote early.
  • In person voting begins September 18th
  • September 19th Absentee voting begins
  • You do not have to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early.
  • At the registrar’s office or satellite voting location, you must provide your name and address and show an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement.

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