You can vote right now in the Virginia Presidential Primary Election. Find the information you need and resources on how to vote below. If you experience any issues casting your ballot on or before Election Day, contact the Election Protection Hotline for assistance AT 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).


Vote by Mail: Complete and return your ballot to your local general registrar’s office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you are returning your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked on or before election day and received by your general registrar’s office by noon on the third day following the election (In the event that that day is a holiday, the deadline is moved to the following business day).

Early Voting: Early voting begins on January 19 and runs through March 2, 2024.

Election Day: You must apply and vote in person by 2:00pm on the day preceding the election.

Where can I vote?

You can find your polling locations or ballot drop boxes by visiting:

What is a primary election?

A primary election is where parties decide who to nominate as their candidate in the general election, which takes place in November. Virginia is an “open primary” state. This means you choose which one of the party’s primary to vote in, regardless of your own party affiliation.

Any U.S. Citizens, at least 18 years old, who are residents of Virginia are eligible to vote as long as they are not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction, claiming the right to vote in another state, or is deemed incompetent to vote by a court.


How can I prepare?

You will need an ID to vote in Virginia. You can present one of the following IDs to vote in person. It may be expired up to 12 months: 

  • Voter confirmation documents
  • Virginia driver’s license (acceptable even if expired)
  • Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
  • US passport
  • Employer-issued photo ID
  • Student ID issued by a high school in Virginia
  • Student ID issued by a school of higher education in the United States
  • Other photo ID issued by the United States federal government, Virginia government, or local government.
  • Virginia Voter ID card
  • Tribal photo ID
  • Original or copy of current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document showing your name and address. 

NOTE: If you do not have an acceptable ID, you can still vote a regular ballot by signing an ID statement confirming your identity. 

Election protection hotline

If you experience any issues casting your ballot on or before Election Day, contact the Election Protection Hotline for assistance:
English: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) 
Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) 
Arabic: 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) 
Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese: 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) 

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