How to vote in upcoming elections in Richmond, VA

Follow this guide to see how to register to vote, who is on the ballot in Richmond, and what’s changed since the last election

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Election Day is Tues., Nov. 8. Here’s our guide on how to vote in Richmond + whats changed since the last election.

🗳 How to vote

Register, update your registration, or apply for an absentee ballot using the Citizen Portal from the VA Dept. of Elections.

Find your polling place to vote on Election Day. Polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

If you want to vote early in-person, head to the local registrar’s office (for Richmond, that’s 2134 W. Laburnum Ave.) starting 45 days before Election Day.

Richmonders can also vote early at City Hall + Hickory Hill Community Center (3000 E. Belt Blvd.)

Pro tip: You need an acceptable form of ID to vote.

🗓 Important dates

  • Fri., Sept. 23 | First day of in-person early voting
  • Mon., Oct. 17 | Deadline to register to vote (or update your existing registration)
  • Tues., Oct. 18 | Same day voter registration begins
  • Fri., Oct. 28 | Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you
  • Sat., Nov. 5 | Last day of in-person early voting
  • Tues., Nov. 8 | Election Day

⭐️ What’s changed

You may be in a new congressional district. The Commonwealth went through a redistricting process using new census data. The City of Richmond is still in District 4. Check your district.

As of this year’s general election, Virginia has same day voter registration. That means that even if you missed the Oct. 17 registration deadline, you can still vote. Register up to and including Election Day and cast a provisional ballot. Your ballot will then be researched by the general registrar’s office + electoral board, then approved or denied.

✅ What’s on the ballot

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