Box 6 - ID Number: Virginia requires you to provide your full social security number when you register to vote. Your social security number will appear on reports produced only for official use by voter registration and election officials and, for jury selection purposes, by courts.
Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 15, 2020
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Virginia elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
Virginia State Board of Elections
1100 Bank Street, 1st floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Virginia vote by mail guide
Virginia vote by mail guide
Your Local Election Office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to the one on your ballot application. If the signatures don't match, your ballot might be rejected. Please sign carefully.
Virginia vote by mail deadlines
Earliest day to apply: November 3, 2019
Request your mail-in ballot (online): Received by October 23, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (by mail): Received by October 23, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by October 23, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (by mail): Postmarked by November 3, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by November 3, 2020
Virginia vote by mail overview
Voting by mail is not as complicated as you might think. There are only a handful of steps:
Request your mail-in ballot by the deadline.
Receive your mail-in ballot via USPS.
Return your mail-in ballot by the deadline.
Virginia vote by mail rules
For the November 3, 2020 election, all counties will have ballot drop off boxes.
For the November 3, 2020 election, all postage for vote by mail ballots will be paid for by the Office of the Secretary.
Almost all registered Virginia voters can request a vote by mail ballot.
If you registered to vote by mailing in your voter registration application AND it is your first time voting in your district. You cannot vote by mail unless you meet one of the following conditions:
you are a student attending college/university outside of your city/county of residence in Virginia,
you have a disability or illness that prevents you from voting in person,
you are pregnant,
you are confined awaiting trial or you are confined following conviction for a misdemeanor,
you are active duty merchant marine or in the armed forces or a spouse or dependent of an active duty service member,
you are temporarily residing outside of the United States,
you have moved to another state less than thirty days before a Presidential election and you are requesting a ballot for Presidential and Vice-Presidential electors only,
you are age 65 or older.
Virginia vote by mail ID requirements (request)
You must include the last 4 digits of your social security number to request a ballot. If you request a ballot IN PERSON, you must show ID. If you do not have acceptable ID you may sign an affidavit. Acceptable ID include:
a voter confirmation document
a Virginia driver's license
a Virginia state ID
a government issued photo ID
a US passport
a student photo ID issued by a US college or university
a valid employee photo ID
a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing your name and address.
Virginia vote by mail ID requirements (return)
You do NOT need ID when returning a voted ballot.
Virginia vote by mail directions
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps: