★ You can register to vote if you do not have a Virginia drivers license or ID -- BUT cannot register online, because the ID is used instead of a signature.
NOTE: we recommend you apply & return your ballot well in advance of the official deadlines.
Satellite voting locations
may be available near you. Check:
★ You don't need to state a reason.
★ Picture ID not required*
When you get to your Voter Information page, scroll down until you see a table labeled "Absentee."
Table lists: Election, Status (of most recent action), Application received (date), Ballot issued (date), Ballot received (date).
If your ballot is not "approved" or received in a timely manner, call your local Registrar's Office.
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, or use your cell phone to call the number posted on the curbside voting sign at each precinct or satellite location." —Virginia Dept. of Elections
[The age/disability requirement has NOT been waived for general election 2020.]
Call your local Registrar's Office to find out how this works near you.
Find your local Registrar's Office
★ Witness Signature (on ballot envelope) not required.
★ No-excuse absentee voting.
★ Photo ID not necessary to vote.
★ Election Day is now a state holiday.
Q: Is photo ID required to vote?
A: Photo ID is no longer required in Virginia — BUT other ID, current utility bill, bank statement, or signed statement required [see list above]. We recommend you bring ID as it will expedite your voting experience.
Q: Do you need to update your voter registration, if you have moved?
A: Your old address is valid under certain criteria. Election officers must use guidance from Section §24.2-401, to verify moving conditions. It is a best practice to update your registration, even if it is temporary, to where you live today.
Q: Will Drop Boxes be available?
Q: Will witness signatures be required?
A: NO. See here.
Q: What precautions will be taken at the polls?
A: The Registrar's offices we've talked to have talked about poll workers wearing shields and masks and voters wearing masks. Do not know yet if this is statewide.
Q: Will the USPS be able to handle the high volume of mail if we encourage vote by mail?