How do I mark and return the ballot?
Your ballot envelope will contain ballot instructions, a sealed envelope containing the actual ballot, an envelope in which the ballot will be sealed after you mark your vote, and a pre-addressed envelope to return the marked ballot to us.

You must open the sealed ballot envelope and mark your ballot in the presence of a witness. After you have voted the ballot, place the ballot in the Marked Ballot envelope, and seal the envelope. Complete the oath or affirmation information printed on the envelope, and both you and your witness must sign the envelope. Place the Marked Ballot envelope in the pre-addressed return envelope, affix first class postage, and mail your ballot via express mail or commercial courier, at your expense.

We must receive your absentee ballot by no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order for it to be counted.

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1. What information do I need to register?
2. Do I have to register with my political party preference?
3. Do I have to register for each election?
4. What should I do if I move or change my name after I register?
5. Can I transfer my registration from another state to Virginia?
6. Where will I vote?
7. Can I change my polling place? I have to vote several blocks away, but other people vote at a location closer to my house.
8. When do the polls open and close?
9. Do I have to show identification to vote?
10. Do I have to show identification to register to vote?
11. When are general elections?
12. What is a party primary?
13. Can anyone vote in primary elections?
14. What is a special election?
15. What do I do if I'm not able to go to the polls on Election Day?
16. Who may vote by absentee ballot?
17. When can I apply for an absentee ballot?
18. How do I get a ballot mailed to me?
19. When will I receive my ballot?
20. How do I mark and return the ballot?
21. I've heard about in-person absentee voting. How does that work?
22. What if I am hospitalized or called out of town before the election but after the absentee ballot deadline?
23. What if I am living overseas?