By voting early, you are ensuring that your vote is cast at a time that is convenient for you. Early voting is available on weekdays and the two Saturdays before the election. Lines are often short and move quickly. Voting early frees you up to help others on Election Day, by either supporting a candidate or assisting a relative or friend in getting to the polls.
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Starting 45 days before Election Day, visit your local registrar’s office or a satellite voting location in your county or city to vote early. Remember, the Saturday before Election Day is the last day to vote early.
3 days before the election.
You do not have to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early.
All absentee ballots, those sent by mail and those cast in-person, are counted on election day in Virginia, as if the ballots were cast in a polling place. Ballots must be postmarked by election day or dropped off at the Office of Elections no later than 7:00 p.m.on election day.
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The deadline to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail is 11 days before Election Day.
You may also return your absentee ballot to a drop-off location. For more information on drop-off locations in your locality, review your absentee ballot instructions.
Any person, regardless of their disability status, has the right to register to vote at any office or agency that provides such a service.