Oct. 29 is the last day to register as an absentee voter by mail in Virginia

October 29 is the last day to register as an absentee voter by mail in Virginia for the November 5 general election. The deadline to apply to vote absentee in person is November 5. To see if you qualify for absentee voting, click on the link below. Virginia does not permit no-excuse early voting.
Virginia is holding elections for the following, in addition to other elections beyond Ballotpedia’s coverage scope:
  • All 140 state legislative seats
    • 40 seats in the Virginia State Senate
    • 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates
  • City offices in Chesapeake, Richmond, and Virginia Beach
  • Five school boards
    • Chesterfield County Public Schools
    • Fairfax County Public Schools
    • Henrico County Public Schools
    • Loudoun County Public Schools
    • Prince William County Public Schools
Republicans have two-seat majorities in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly. The elections this year will determine the state’s trifecta status heading into the 2020 redistricting process. If Democrats win majorities in both chambers, they will hold a Democratic trifecta during redistricting. If Republicans retain a majority in at least one chamber, Virginia will remain under divided government. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is a Democrat.

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