Virginia Voter Registration Deadline October 13

A reminder that the deadline to register to vote in Virginia in the November 3 general election is Tuesday, October 13. Make your voice heard.

The City of Alexandria reminds residents that the deadline to register to vote in the November 3 general and special election or update existing registrations is Tuesday, October 13. In Alexandria, the ballot includes contests for President and Vice President of the United States, one member of the U.S. Senate, the member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 8th Congressional District of Virginia, and two amendments to the Constitution of Virginia


If you have moved since the last time you voted, please make sure you are registered at your current address. You may check your registration at, by email at, or by calling 703.746.4050. Voters who do not update their registration records before the deadline are at risk of being ineligible to vote in this election.


The following voter registration methods are available to U.S. citizens living in Virginia who will be 18 or older by November 3, 2020:

  • Submit the application online at before midnight on the evening of October 13.
  • Register in person at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100) by 5 p.m. on October 13.
  • Download an application at Print, sign, and mail the completed form to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 N. Royal St., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314. Applications must be postmarked on or before October 13.

Voter information letters for new or transferred registrants will be mailed within one week of the registration date.


As of July 1, all registered voters in Virginia are eligible to vote absentee. Registered voters may vote absentee by mail or in person.

In-person absentee voting for this election continues until 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. To reduce wait times at voting locations, voters are encouraged to become familiar with ballot questions and voting procedures in advance. For a full list of voting locations and hours, visit


Drop boxes are available during in-person voting hours, with the exception of the drop box in front of the Voter Registration Office (132 N. Royal St.), which is available and under video surveillance 24 hours a day through November 3 at 7 p.m. For a full list of voting locations and hours, visit

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Friday, October 23. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. that day. 

An absentee ballot may be returned by mail (postmarked by November 3); at an in-person voting site during its hours of operation; at the 24-hour drop box outside the Voter Registration Office by 7 p.m. on November 3; or at any polling place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on November 3.

Visit to learn more about deadlines and other election information, including sample ballots, by mail ballot applications, in-person absentee voting hours, precinct maps and ID requirements.

For more information contact the Office of Voter Registration & Elections at or 703.746.4050, Virginia Relay 711.

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