Voters wishing to cast a mail-in ballot in the November 2, 2021 elections have until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 22 to request a ballot be sent to them. All registered voters in Virginia are eligible to vote by mail or in person. Carefully review the information below to determine applicable deadlines.
Voting by Mail
Voters wishing to cast a mail-in ballot in the November 2, 2021 elections have until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 22 to request a ballot be sent to them.
Voters may apply for a mail-in ballot online at the Department of Elections’ Citizen Portal at www.vote.elections.virginia.gov or by downloading a paper application at www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/voter-forms, filling it out, and submitting it to your local Voter Registration Office.
Forms are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean. Application forms may be submitted to the voter’s local Voter Registration Office by mail, fax, or email.
Completed ballots must be either returned to the Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, or postmarked by November 2 and received in the office by noon on Friday, November 5. To vote in person, an application is not required. Applications should not be submitted before voting in person.
Witness Signature Required: A witness signature is required on all mail-in ballots. If a ballot is missing a witness signature, the voter will be contacted within three days of receipt by the local voter registration office and asked to correct it. The ballot must be corrected by noon on Friday, Nov. 5 in order to be counted.
The deadline to vote early is Saturday, October 30, at 5 p.m.
Localities have established early voting locations in addition to the General Registrar's Office. Any voter in the locality may visit the General Registrar's Office or an early voting site to vote in person or drop off their mailed absentee ballot. Click on your locality below to see the additional information on early voting sites, times, and options available:
Election Day Voting
If you vote on Election Day (November 2), you must do so at your designated polling place. On Election Day, polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Confirm your voting location and your registration at vote.elections.virginia.gov before you go as polling places may have changed since you last voted.
Northern Virginia Realtors® Political Action Committee Endorsed Candidates
Click here to see a list of candidates endorsed and supported by NV/RPAC for the 2021 General Election. Learn more about NV/RPAC by visiting our website at www.NVAR.com/RPAC.
Additional information about REALTOR® supported candidates and campaigns from around Virginia may be viewed on the Virginia Public Access Project at VPAP.org. VPAP elevates public understanding of politics and government by organizing and presenting information, such as campaign finance reports, in ways that are easily accessible.