With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.
Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.
This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.
You can vote early at your local registrar’s office beginning 45 days before Election Day and ending the Saturday before Election Day. Before visiting your local registrar’s office, you may wish to check your registration status or call your registrar’s office. You can find your registrar’s phone number here. To vote early in-person, do the following:
Almost all registered Virginia voters can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
If you registered to vote by mailing in your voter registration application AND it is your first time voting in your district --- you cannot vote by mail unless you meet one of the following conditions:
Virginia voters must provide their Virginia driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.
To register in Virginia you must:
Virginia voters must include their Virginia driver's license number or state ID number and the last 4 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.Register to vote online here