Voting Rights and UU The Vote

Election 411 for 2020 offered by the League of Women Voters

Virginians will be voting for:
• President and Vice President
• U.S. Senator from Virginia (one)
• U.S. House of Representatives (all districts)
• State constitutional amendments that would:
o Create a redistricting commission to draw congressional and state legislative maps
o Exempt disabled veterans from paying motor vehicle property tax
• For City of Richmond residents only: Mayor; City Council and School Board (all)

Visit to view your ballot and candidates’ position statements.

Absentee, mail-in & early voting are open to all, no excuse needed!
Important deadlines to make sure your vote is counted:
• Register to vote or update your voter registration NOW until Oct. 13
You should receive mailed confirmation that you are registered. Check your voting status online at the Virginia Department of Elections.
• Request absentee mail-in ballot online or by mail NOW until 5 p.m. Oct. 23
o Requested absentee ballots will be mailed beginning Sept. 18
• Vote early in-person between Sept. 18 and Oct. 31
• Request absentee ballot in person until 5:00 p.m. Oct. 31
• Return completed ballot by mail or in person to General Registrar by 7 p.m. Nov. 3
• Vote in person at your polling place 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Nov. 3

First Time Voters:

If you’re 18 by Election Day, Nov. 3, you can register to vote.
Your vote is crucial for shaping the world you want—don’t waste it!

College students may register to vote using their school or home address:
• Register using the address you consider your primary residence. A dormitory or college
address is acceptable, but you may not use a P.O. Box, only a street address.
• Please contact your school advisors to learn whether your tuition or financial aid would
be affected if your voter registration address differs from their records!