VOTE 2020!!!!

TUES, NOV 3

New Virginia Election Laws 2020 +

No-excuse absentee voting.
You don't need to give a reason now to vote by mail, early in-person, or absentee.

Photo ID not necessary to vote.

BUT you must either sign a statement saying you are the "named registered voter" or show some other kind of document.
See list of accepted documents

★ Election Day is now a state holiday.

REGISTER +

DEADLINE to register to vote in this election:

TUES, OCT 13, 2020  

Register to Vote Online Register to Vote by Mail

In-Person Voter Registration by Tues, Oct 13, 2020
Online Voter Registration by Tues, Oct 13, 2020
By mail Voter Registration: postmarked by Tues, Oct 13, 2020
Vote EARLY!
Choose the way that works for you

Vote by Mail +

Ballots will be mailed to voters starting Sept 18, 2020.
APPLY anytime before that!

1 APPLY for an Absentee Ballot

Apply via VA Dept of Elections Apply by mail

APPLY online via eAbsentee

2 Fill in your ballot.

Follow instructions!

3 Mail in your ballot.

Leave plenty of time for it to be delivered!

Vote Early In-Person +

Officially called "No Excuse In-Person Absentee" voting.

You can vote at the registrar's office in the county or city in which you are registered, 45 days before Election Day until the Saturday before the Election.

You don't need to state a reason to vote early now.

Voter ID requirements have changed:
Picture ID not required
BUT other ID, addressed envelope, or signed statement required.


Find your local Registrar's Office

List of acceptable IDs

More info on VA Dept of Elections site

Vote Curbside +

"If you are 65 or older, or have a physical disability, you may vote on Election Day without leaving your vehicle. This is called curbside voting. If you would like to use curbside voting, remember to bring a helper with you who can enter the polling place to ask an election officer for curbside assistance." —Virginia Dept. of Elections
[Will the age/disability requirement be waived due to COVID-19?]

Call your local Registrar's Office to find out how this works near you.


Find your local Registrar's Office

Vote on Tues, Nov 3 +

Poll hours: 6 am – 7 pm

Find your polling place

You can vote curbside (see above)

Call your local Electoral Board to find out how this works near you.
Find your Local Electoral Board

Track your ballot +

Ballot Scout VA Dept of Elections

Be sure to put in the exact name you registered with.

Work the Polls +

Because of the pandemic many new poll workers will be needed this election. If you're healthy, consider being a poll worker.

Apply to work in Arlington Co.
Apply to work in Fairfax Co.
Apply to work in Loudoun Co.

Unknowns +

__ The VA legislature will have a special session August 2020.
Will witness signatures and stamps be addressed?

__ Will people feel that voting in person is safe?

__ Will the USPS be able to handle the high volume of mail if we encourage vote by mail?

__ Will there be enough poll workers?

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