Participating in Virginia’s democracy has never been easier.

Starting Friday, Sept. 22, Virginians have been able to cast ballots in the general election at either their local voter registrar’s location or a satellite voting location. Early voting will continue until Nov. 4, the Saturday before Election Day.

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All 140 seats in the General Assembly are on the ballot, as well as a number of municipal level posts and initiatives. These elections will have big impacts in your community, so be sure to make your voice heard!

Before you go to the polls you should:

Other things to know about voting early:

  • 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 will be asked to provide your name and address and show an acceptable form of ID; if you don’t have an ID, you can still vote by signing an ID Confirmation Statement.
  • Accessible equipment and/or curbside voting is available upon request.
  • And remember, as a voter, you have rights!

Other important deadlines to keep in mind heading toward Election Day:

  • Friday, Oct. 16: The last day to register to vote in Virginia elections or update your registration if you’ve relocated. However, Virginia has same-day registration, meaning voters may register through Election Day, and vote using a provisional ballot.
  • Friday, Oct. 27: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your local voter registration office by 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: Local voter registration offices will be open for early voting.
  • Saturday, Nov. 4: The last day you can vote early in-person; offices will be open until 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7: Election Day! Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Participating in Virginia’s democracy is the first step toward ensuring good environmental outcomes in the Commonwealth. Make your plan to vote today – whether early, by mail, or on Election Day – and make sure your voting age family and friends know how to get involved in our democracy as well by forwarding them this link!