Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 12

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID is required. If ID is not shown, voter can cast a provisional ballot and return with an ID within 3 days for the ballot to be counted.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to request an absentee ballot. Voters can download the form online and return it to the local registrar’s office in person at least 3 days prior to the election, or by mail, fax, or email at least 7 days prior to the election. View the list of excuses and request form here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Virginia ranks 25th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Virginia Congressional Delegation

Virginia State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Virginia had higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size