Virginia Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodOnline, by mail, and in person at the voter registration office. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineTwenty-two (22) days before any election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo Change HB1888

PASSED


Removes the restriction that a person may not vote by mail for one's first election.
AutomaticNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineNoon the Saturday before any election.Extended to 2:00 the day before election day.No Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDNot requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentioned in statutes.Ballot drop boxes used widely. SB1245

PASSED


Establishes drop boxes by statute.
Return Deadline7:00 PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyAnybody designated by the voter.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot specifiedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementRequiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessNot SpecifiedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other OptionsUtility bill or any government documentation.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Provisional BallotsNot givenNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours6:00 AM to 7:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot specifiedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering40 FeetNo Change HB1921

PASSED


Changed to 150 feet
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencySixty (60) days before any election.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalMoving, dead, or found not to be a citizen.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity