Voting Answers

Voting Answers

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3

Are you ready to vote?

It's easy to register to vote - just make sure you do it in time for the next election.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Last day to register to vote: Tuesday, October 13
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot to be sent by mail: Tuesday, October 27

Think you are already registered? You can check the status of your registration and change details, such as your address or name, if you need to do so.

Another handy online option is registering for an absentee ballot.

Voting Answers

Voting FAQs

When am I eligible to vote?

You are eligible to vote if you are a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Virginia, at least 18 years of age (or you will be by the next general election), and/or have had the right to vote restored subsequent to a felony conviction or adjudication of mental incompetence.

Is it too late to register to vote?

The voter registration deadline in Virginia is Tuesday, October 13, 2020. If you think you're already registered, you can look here to verify. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020. Read more about absentee ballots here.

Where do I vote?

Registrars' offices are located in the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland. You must register to vote in the county of your residence.

Do I need a voter card?

No. Voter cards let you know that you have successfully registered to vote. Voter Cards are NOT required to vote.

What do I bring to vote?

Bring a form of identification. Read more here about acceptable forms of identification.

Find Your Polling Place Below

Who are my legislators?

Who are my legislators?

Federal legislative information on the Internet. Find out what's being considered in Congress now or in the past, text of public laws and bills, voting records, and more. Check out the Help page for tips on navigating the site.

The Federal Register

The official daily publication of rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. An opportunity to keep informed about public comment deadlines as well as other public notices of the U.S.

Government Agencies and Elected Officials

Find out who represents you and who is in charge of programs in agencies.

Virginia Code and Laws

State legislative information.

Who's My Legislator?

Enter your street address, city, and zip to find out who represents you. Includes a handy email link to send them a message.

Pending Election Information

To keep up to date with pending elections, check out the Virginia Department of Elections' list of Candidates & Referendums, and visit the major state parties' websites listed below.

Voting for Kids

The Presidential Election: How It Works

How do we vote for the President of the United States? Let's take a look at how the winning candidate will get to the White House.

CRRL Grow a Reader: Picture Books About Voting

Here are fun books about campaigns and elections to read with children.

Voting For Children

Help your children understand the Presidential Election with this easy-to-read blog post and book suggestions.

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