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Elections

Learn about the next election and meet Del. Jerry Mandering to learn about redistricting

Election Calendar

VIRGINIA HAS AN ELECTION EVERY YEAR

National elections (Congress and President) are held in even numbered years (2018, 2020). State elections are held in odd numbered years (2017, 2019). Local elections (counties, cities, and towns) vary.

The November 2019 election will be for all members of the Virginia General Assembly, as well county races.

You must register before you vote for the first time. You must update your registration if you move or change your name.

The Virginia Department of Elections website has detailed information on voting and elections, including Voter Registration Application and Absentee Ballot Application forms. You can register or update your registration on line, see the results of past elections, and get information about upcoming elections. See http://elections.virginia.gov

Important Dates

IMPORTANT DATES

NOVEMBER 5, 2019 - GENERAL ELECTION

June 11, 2019 - Primary election if held

All polling places open 6:00am to 7:00pm

Photo ID Required

PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR VOTING

You must present one of the following acceptable forms of photo identification when voting:

  • Valid Virginia driver's license
  • DMV-issued photo identification card
  • Valid United States passport
  • Valid employee photo identification card
  • Other government-issued photo identification card
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (from an institution of higher education in Virginia)

IDs with an expiration date must be current or not expired more than 12 months before the election.

If you do not have an acceptable form of identification, contact your local voter registration office to obtain a free photo voter ID.

VOTE411 VOTER GUIDES

In the weeks prior to general elections, an electronic Voter Guide is available online at http://www.VOTE411.org. The Voter Guide, created by the League of Women Voters, allows voters to create their personal sample ballot by simply entering their address and then following the prompts. All candidates in each race, as well as information on the duties and salary for each office, are shown. In addition, answers to questions posed by the League are included for those candidates who responded to a survey questionnaire.

PDF documents of the information also are available:

2018 VOTE411 Senate Race

2018 VOTE411 Constitutional Amendments

2018 VOTE411 Congressional Districts 4 and 7

2018 VOTE411 Local Special Elections

Delegate Jerry Mandering on Redistricting

Del. Jerry Mandering is a creation of OneVirginia2021. The video shines a humorous light on the need for redistricting reform.

Meet Jerry on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zMqxdNUDOo