November 2020 Election

Once your right to vote has been restored, you still must register to vote by a specific deadline. Please make sure you have registered to vote before this deadline so you can vote in the next election.

The chart below shows when the next election will happen and what the registration deadline is. It also displays the deadline for requesting that an absentee ballot be mailed to you if you are unable to make it to the polls on election day.

Election Date Locality and Office Voter Registration Deadlines
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 November general and special elections Deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: to vote in the U.S. Presidential primary (which takes place on March 3, 2020) you must register to vote by Monday, February 10, 2020.

The next general election in Virginia takes place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 


Virginians will be choosing among candidates for all seats in the General Assembly (the state legislature) and in several state-level special elections–elections to fill vacancies when people have left office early. Voters will have the chance to weigh in on referendums (these are questions put directly to voters). You’ll find more information about candidates and referendums and registration deadlines at the Virginia Department of Elections website, click here.

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