Virginia 2021 Election Center

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Make A Plan to Vote

Election day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021, but you do not have to wait until then to vote!

From Friday, September 17th through Saturday, October 30th, you can vote early at your local registrar’s office to avoid the crowds and lines on election day. Alternatively, you can vote by mail or fill out a ballot at home and drop it off at your local registrar. If you are not yet registered to vote, you can register online until Tuesday, October 12th.

There are a few voting changes to take into consideration this year:

  1. Photo ID Requirement – We no longer have to show a photo ID when voting. Instead, voters can choose from a longer list of IDs including utility bill, bank statement or paycheck with your address. Also, any registered voter who does not possess one of these forms of ID, may sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls.
  2. Election Day – Election Day is now a state holiday.
  3. Absentee Voting – We now have 45 days of no excuse absentee voting. Voters can vote either in-person or by mail 45 days from Election Day without an excuse.

Whether you vote early, vote by mail, or wait in line to vote on election day November 2nd, the most important thing is that you vote. As part of our union family, your voice and your opinion matter.

Do not let this election pass you by without making your voice heard.

Make a plan to vote today!

2021 Virginia Voter Guide

Review the candidates your union recommends you vote for this election.

Register to Vote

You must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 12, 2021 to vote.

Vote Early

Vote early in person at your local registrar’s office or a satellite location from Friday, September 17th through Saturday, October 30th. You do not need to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early.

Vote By Mail

Request a mail ballot by Friday, October 22, 2021. Carefully review the instructions to complete and return your ballot to your local registrar by 7:00 p.m. on November 2, 2021. You can drop off your ballot at your local registrar or mail it in.


  • Ballots returned by mail must be Postmarked on or before Election day (Nov. 2nd) and must be received by the Registrar by Noon on the 3rd day after Election Day – Nov. 5th

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