November General Election Information
General Election Day:
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.
The polls will be open from 6:00 AM — 7:00 PM. Find your local polling precinct, register to vote, or apply for an absentee ballot online using the Citizen Portal.
If you observe concerning activity on Election Day, there is a free hotline available. In order to include as many details as possible, please be sure to take note of the time, location, names of those involved, and pictures / audio if possible.
RPV Election Integrity Hotline:
804-292-2014 (text & calls);
Early Voting Information:
No-excuse, early voting will begin in-person 45 days prior to the election. Early in-person voting is also available the two Saturdays immediately preceding the election: October 24th and October 31st.
Absentee Voting Information:
Absentee voting is also available by mail. Applications can be completed at any time; ballots will begin to be mailed to absentee voters 45 days prior to the election. If you were to apply today to vote absentee by mail, you can expect to receive your ballot as early as mid-September.
Due to updated Virginia law, effective July 1st 2020, there is no reason required in order to qualify for early voting or absentee voting.
You can apply to request an absentee ballot for the November General Election by mail. Simply print, complete, and submit this form . If you plan to vote absentee by mail, we encourage you to request by mail as soon as possible to allow for mail delivery timelines.
In-Person Voting: ID requirements
Virginia’s new ID requirements went into effect on July 1st, 2020. In the General Election, if you choose to vote without presenting an ID card, you will be required to sign an “Affirmation of Identity form” which states that you are who you claim to be and reside at the address you provide, under the felony penalty of law.
To ensure your voting experience remains as prompt and efficient as possible, we recommend all voters bring their state-issued ID with them to present when checking in to vote on Election Day (i.e. driver’s license).
Important Dates & Deadlines:
- Friday, September 18th: Early in-person voting begins
- Tuesday, October 13th: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration
- Friday, October 23rd: Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
- Saturday, October 24th & 31st: Early in-person voting open on Saturday
- Saturday, October 31st: Final day for early (vote in-person, in-advance) voting.