VA 2021 Elections – A Voter Guide!

VA 2021 Elections: Black Voters Will Make The Difference!

We’re calling on Black voters in Virginia to use our power in the upcoming executive and legislative elections. Black voters are 17% of the electorate in Virginia and we deserve to have our voices heard in who represents us! It’s all on the ballot — everything from Governor to the House of Delegates— and it’s critical that you cast your ballot to maintain the progress we’ve made over the last few years. From the increase in the minimum wage to the $50 cap on insulin to expanding affordable health care to an additional 550,000 Virginians, we’re just getting started!

Read on to learn more about how to cast your ballot by mail, early, or in-person on Tuesday, November 2. You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers!

Your Ballot

What will you see on your ballot?

    • Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates, some local offices (varies by locality).
    • View state and local candidate lists here.

Important Links and Resources

    • Learn more about the provisional ballot process for voters who do not have identification here.
    • Apply to vote by mail (also known as voting “absentee”) here.
    • Do you have other questions we didn’t answer? No problem! You can call your local registrar’s office. Find the phone number here.

Virginia General Election FAQs!

What is the last day to register to vote in the November 2nd general election?

Tuesday, October 12th

How do I check my voter registration status?

Check your voter registration status here.

When are polling locations open on election day, November 2nd?

Polling locations are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Where can I find my polling location?
Do I need identification to vote on election day?

Yes! Virginia law requires all voters to provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls. Voters arriving at the polls without an acceptable form of ID will be required to either sign an ID Confirmation Statement or vote a provisional ballot. Virginia’s ID requirements also apply to early voters who vote at the General Registrar’s Office or at a satellite voting location.

For a list of acceptable identification, click here.

Can I still vote if I don’t have my identification?

Yes! A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls or does not sign an ID Confirmation Statement will be offered a provisional ballot.

Any registered voter who does not possess one of the above mentioned forms of identification, may sign an ID Confirmation Statement.

Can I vote early in the November 2nd general election?

Yes! You can vote early at your local registrar’s office beginning 45 days before Election Day and ending the Saturday (Oct. 30) before Election Day.

When is the first day of in-person early voting?

September 17, 2021 is the first day of in-person early voting! For more details, visit your local voter registration office here.

What is the last day to apply for a mail-in ballot?

Friday, October 22 is the deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. The request must be received by the local voter registration office by 5:00 p.m.

Contact your local voter registration office here.

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Black people have too much at stake to not have our voices heard and our needs addressed. Now is our chance to unrig the rules, level the playing field, and put into place policies that work for all of us. But we can’t do it without you. Sign up for one of our voter engagement and mobilization events here!