Presidential Primary voter registration deadline – February 8, 2016
Presidential Primary date – March 1, 2016
State Primary voter registration deadline – May 23, 2016
State Primary date – June 14, 2016
General Election voter registration deadline – October 17, 2016
General Election date – November 8, 2016
Election information phone number – 804-864-8901; 800-552-9745
State election website –
In person – A voter may vote early in person
only if he qualifies as an absentee voter (see “By mail” below). Absentee
voting in person begins approximately 45 days before the election at the
voter’s local registrar’s office. The deadline for applying to vote absentee
in person is three days before the election. Voters should check with their
local registrar for locations and times for absentee in-person voting.
Voters must already be registered before they can vote early in person.
By mail – A voter may vote early by mail if he meets one of several
criteria, among which are: the voter will be away from his county of
registration on Election Day; the voter cannot go to the polls due to
illness, disability, or pregnancy; the voter is a caregiver to a family
member who is ill or disabled; or if the voter, in the regular course of
business, will spend at least 11 hours working and commuting to and from his
job on Election Day.
Applications for absentee/vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked no later
than the Tuesday before the election or completed in person at the
registrar’s office at least three days before the election. Absentee ballots
must be returned by Election Day.