Contact Us

Address:
P.O. Box 61037
Richmond, Virginia 23261

Main Office
2134 West Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227
8 AM–5 PM, M–F, except holidays
9 AM–5 PM the last two Saturdays before all elections

Customer Service Counter
City Hall
Marshall Street side of the first floor lobby
900 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
8 AM–5 PM, M–F, except holidays

See “VoterAtThePolls” tab for polling places and satellite voting locations

Fax: (804)646-7848

UPCOMING ELECTIONS


GENERAL INFORMATION

The next election in the City of Richmond will be a general election held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Offices on the ballot will be U.S. President/Vice-President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District, Mayor, City Council, School Board and two Constitutional Amendments.

KEY DATES

  • September 18, 2020 – No excuse absentee voting begins for both in-person and through the mail. See “VoterAtThePolls” for locations, dates and times for no excuse in person absentee voting
     
  • October 13, 2020 – Deadline to register to vote or update your registration  
  • October 23, 2020 5:00 PM – Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail
     
  • October 24, 2020 – No excuse absentee voting available at satellite centers as well as the main office
     
  • October 31, 2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Last day to vote in person before Election Day (with limited exceptions)
     
  • November 3, 2020 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM – Polls are open
     

Please visit the “Registration” and “VoterAtThePolls” page for details about voting, registering to vote, polling places and satellite voting locations.

ELECTION FAQ'S

Information about offices, candidates and questions is posted on the Virginia Department of Election’s website www.elections.virginia.gov. Click here to view Sample Ballots for these elections.

General Election Days are always on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Primary election days – if called – are held the third Tuesday in June. Presidential primary elections are on the first Tuesday in March.

If you need help or make a mistake on your ballot and need another one, just ask an Election Officer. They are thereto help.

You must vote in the precinct in which you are registered. Check your registration and precinct at www.elections.virginia.gov.

It is important to keep your voter registration up to date. If you move and do not update your registration, it might affect your eligibility to vote.

ID REQUIREMENT

NOTE: Virginia’s voter identification laws have changed. All voters must provide an acceptable form of identification when voting in person. Those who do not have an acceptable ID must either complete an ID Confirmation Statement or vote a provisional ballot. This requirement applies to both in person absentee voting before Election Day as well as Election Day voting. In addition to photo ID, acceptable forms of ID now include a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with the voter’s name and address. For details on acceptable ID’s please visit www.elections.virginia.gov/media/formswarehouse/voter-photo-id/outreach-materials/documents/Voter-Identification-Chart-07.2020.pdf

ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

Voters who have a valid Virginia driver's license or other DMV ID can now register to vote or update their voter registration directly online at www.elections.virginia.gov. Paper applications are available online at www.elections.virginia.gov, at all City libraries and post offices, Virginia DMV offices and all Virginia Voter registration offices. See the links under the “Registration” tab for more information.

TEN YEAR ELECTION SCHEDULE

Click here to view a schedule of elections through November 2027.