Voting Answers

Voting Answers

The Virginia Statewide General Elections will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Visit, opens a new window to find your polling place and get more information about casting your ballot.

Go to, opens a new window to update your Virginia voter registration, apply to vote absentee, view your polling place, and voting history.

Important Dates

  • In-person early voting at Registrar's office: Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Deadline to register to vote: October 16, 2023
  • Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot: October 27, 2023
  • Early voting: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • The last day of in-person early voting: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Helpful Voting Links

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.

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.

How do I get my voting rights restored?

Individuals are eligible to have most of their civil rights (voting, jury service, candidacy for a public office, becoming a notary public) restored after being released from incarceration and at the discretion of Virginia's governor. Request online, opens a new window or use the printable form, opens a new window or phone number provided at the website.

Download the Virginia Voter Pocket Guide
by clicking on the image below.

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.

Elected Officials

Get the names and contact information for the people who represent you on the federal, state, and local levels.

Government Departments and Agencies

Find contact information for U.S. federal government departments and agencies including websites, emails, phone numbers, and more.

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.

Books About Voting

Informative picture books and nonfiction titles for children on how the voting process works and the history of voting in America.

Voting For Children

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

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