National Voter Registration Day: Virginia

The Commonwealth’s general election is November 2nd. Below is everything you’ll need to know about how, where, and when to cast your ballot. 

Happy National Voter Registration Day, DAAR! Virginia’s 2021 General Election is right around the corner, and early voting has kicked into full gear as of Friday, September 17, 2021. Eligible voters in the Commonwealth have until Saturday, October 30 to vote at early voting locations across Virginia. In Loudoun County, a list of local early voting locations can be found here.

Who’s on the ballot?

Virginia voters will be choosing Virginia’s next governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and house of delegates. Don’t know where the candidates for governor stand on housing issues? Check out DAAR’s Gubernatorial Policy Tracker here

Local elections will be taking place as well. In Loudoun County, sample ballots are offered on the County’s website and are broken down by district. Find out which House District you live in through this link.

Deadlines to Remember:

Date Action
Friday, September 17, 2021  In-person early voting begins.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021  11:59 p.m. deadline for online voter registration and/or updating existing registration.
5:00 p.m. deadline for in-person registration. 
Monday, October 18, 2021 Additional early voting locations open. 
Friday, October 22, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.
Last day to request an absentee ballot
Saturday, October 30, 2021 Last day of in-person early voting.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Election Day!

Quick Links to Common Election Needs: 

Virginia Election Law Changes: 

In the past, Virginia voters had to have a reason for voting early or absentee, but the requirement has been nixed under the new state law.

Furthermore, residents who plan on voting in-person must show a proper form of ID, such as a driver’s license, however, new state law allows Virginians to also use a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government documents with the voter’s name and address.

Click here for the full 2021 list of changes to Virginia’s election laws.

Additional Info:

For more information on voting in Virginia during early voting, click here

For additional information on Virginia’s election law, click here

For further specifics on the November 2, 2021 general election in Loudoun County, click here

For questions, reach out to DAAR’s Government Affairs Director.

For more advocacy and legislative news, please visit DAAR’s In The News page. 

September 28, 2021