Registration and Voting

  1. Absentee Voting
  2. Curbside Voting
  3. Provisional Voting
  4. Accessible Voting
  5. Voting Equipment
  6. Register to Vote

Absentee Voting Deadlines

Absentee voting begins 45 days prior to the election. 

  • Absentee Voting begins Friday, Sept. 18, 2020
  • Last day to vote in-person absentee is Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020
  • Last day to return a voted absentee ballot is Nov. 3, 2020 by 7 PM.

The final day to apply for an absentee ballot

  • By mail - Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 by 5 p.m. 
  • In person - Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 by 5 p.m.

You can also track your absentee ballot online.

Absentee Voting Criteria

Find out if you are eligible to vote absentee.

For Our Military

View absentee ballot information for military and overseas.

Absentee Ballot Application Forms

Ways to Submit Application

You can submit your application in the following ways:

General Registrar
P.O. Box 1690
Chesterfield, VA 23832-1690

  • In Person (either by the applicant or a third party) at:

    Office of the General Registrar
    9848 Lori Road
    Chesterfield, VA 23832

    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Application Instructions

  • Please be sure to answer every question and sign the application.
  • Return the completed application by 5 p.m. on the 11th day preceding the election.
  • After the Registrar’s Office receives the application and processes it, a ballot will be mailed to the mailing address provided on the application.

Emergency Absentee Application


Any person hospitalized or incapacitated on or after the 14th day preceding the election and was not able to request an application by the 7th day preceding the election. An authorized individual must certify the statement of facts to qualify for an emergency ballot.

Voting the Ballot

  • Upon receiving the ballot, carefully review the Instructions for Voting an Absentee Ballot (PDF).
  • Return the ballot to the office of the General Registrar by 7 p.m. the day of the election by:
    •  Mail (USPS)
    • Commercial Delivery Service (Federal Express, UPS, DHL) 
    • Hand Deliver your own ballot personally (Neither a personal courier service nor another individual may deliver it for you.)

Contact the General Registrar’s Office with any questions by calling 804-748-1471.