Absentee Voting Information
Deadlines - Mark Your Calendar
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, for the November 6, 2018 General Election is Monday, October 15, 2018.
Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to request an absentee ballot by appearing in-person is 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Applications can be sent by mail to the office of the local registrar. (You can also apply and vote in-person within 45 days prior to the election.)
The signed and completed application must be received by the local registrar located in the city or county that you are registered to vote by 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time on the Tuesday prior to the election in which the applicant wishes to vote. A completed and signed application can also be transmitted electronically by fax or as scanned attachment to an email. Find your Registrar's contact information for the 68th District.
Some first-time voters, including anyone under age 65 caring for a family member confined by illness, cannot vote absentee by mail. First-time voters who registered by mail may vote absentee by mail only if the reason code is 1A, 2A, 2C, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, or 7A, or the voter is 65 or older and qualifies under another reason.
Check with your registrar to confirm absentee by mail eligibility.
If your absentee ballot never arrives or there is not enough time to make another request, you can vote curbside on or before Election Day if you have a physical disability or are over age 65.
Federal ID Requirements for Certain First Time Absentee By Mail Voters
For persons who registered to vote in Virginia by mail, Federal law requires them to show ID when voting for the first time in a Federal election if they did not send a copy of one of these IDs with their voter registration applications. Voters who receive a notice about this special requirements need to include a copy of any of the following types of ID with the voted ballot:
A current and valid photo ID (ex. driver's license);
or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck that shows name and address;
or another government document showing name and address (example - voter card).
If the voter returns an absentee ballot by mail without a copy of one of these forms of ID, the absentee ballot will be treated as a provisional ballot and counted only if the voter provides a copy of ID to the electoral board by the deadline applicable to all voters.