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Visit the Department of Elections on how to Register to Vote.
Find your Virginia Voter Record to update registration, apply to vote absentee, and view your voter-related information.
See the Department of Elections on how to vote absentee/early. Absentee/Early voting begins 45 days prior to the election and ends the Saturday before the election. Valid identification is required.
Find out more information on voting absentee.
View the Precinct Ballot Style Key (PDF) to see what style ballot your precinct uses. Then view an example of that style ballot:
Yes, a witness signature is required according to the Code of Virginia:
A. On receipt of a mailed absentee ballot, the voter shall, in the presence of a witness, (i) open the sealed envelope marked "ballot within" and (ii) mark and refold the ballot, as provided in §§ 24.2-644 and 24.2-646 without assistance and without making known how he marked the ballot, except as provided by § 24.2-704.
Track your vote by mail ballot using Ballot Scout. Ballot Scout is an application that tracks domestic ballots sent through the mail using United States Postal Service (USPS) Intelligent Mail barcodes. Ballot Scout was created by Democracy Works, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, and is used here in partnership with your local election office. After you sign up, Ballot Scout will send a text and/or email whenever your ballot moves to a new status. When you sign up, if your ballot has already started traveling, you will not receive notifications for any of the previous statuses. Once mailed, your ballot will typically take between 2-5 days to be delivered. Please note, the estimated delivery date is determined based on a piece of USPS scan data that is received when the ballot has been tagged as out for delivery from your local postal facility, not that it has arrived in your mailbox.
View a brief video on how Ballot Scout works.
If you want to vote during Early/Absentee voting, you may vote at the Registrar's Office (9848 Lori Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832) or any approved satellite locations. If you want to vote on eleciton day, use the Virginia Department of Elections citizen portal to find where your voting precinct.
Chesterfield County uses Election Systems and Software (ES&S) voting equipment. The DS200 Optical Scanner and ExpressVote. For further information please see the DS200 Security Bulletin.
Find registration statistics for Virginia voters updated monthly on the Virginia Department of Elections site.
During this election season, the Planning Department would like to remind all campaigns of the permits required for limited duration campaign signage.
For the full ordinance, view the Zoning Ordinance (PDF) and read Section 19.1-278 Limited Duration Signs.
To apply for a limited duration campaign sign permit, visit the Chesterfield County Community Development Division Enterprise Land Management (ELM) Citizen Access Portal. After creating an account in ELM, apply for a limited duration sign permit by following these instructions (PDF).
For questions or more information, contact Zoning Administrator Ray Cash by email or via phone at 804-748-1071.
Facts and considerations to note regarding limited duration signs before applying for a permit:
Candidates for office must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents in order to qualify to appear on the ballot. Find out if you are qualified.
Any person convicted of a felony loses their right to vote in Virginia and that right can only be restored by the Governor of Virginia. You can find out more information, check the current status of your civil rights, and apply to have your rights restored through the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: https://commonwealth.virginia.gov/judicial-system/restoration-of-rights/.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Restoration Department can be contacted directly at (804) 692-0104.
Once your rights have been restored you must register to vote before you can qualify to receive a ballot at the next election.
A provisional ballot is a ballot used to record the vote of an individual whose eligibility to vote cannot be confirmed at the polling location on election day by election officials.
If the Officers of Election cannot find your name in the pollbook or there is some other question regarding your eligibility to vote (such as you received an absentee/vote-by-mail ballot). A provisional ballot is designed to protect your right to vote by allowing you to submit a ballot that will be counted if the underlying question of your eligibility can be resolved.
Additionally, if you go to your polling place and do not have proper ID, you will have to vote a provisional ballot. Follow the instructions given to you by the Officers of Election so that you can provide your ID by the deadline, and your vote will be counted.