Absentee Voting provides a means for qualified voters to participate in upcoming elections even though they may not be able to go to the polls on election day.
Absentee voting in person begins at least 45 days before most elections and ends for in person absentee voters on the Saturday before the election.
When absentee voting by mail the Absentee Ballot Application can be submitted up to a year before the election, but no later than 5:00pm on the Tuesday preceding the election. Ballots for those applications received in advance are mailed no later than 45 day before most elections. Absentee Ballot Applications received after that initial mailing must be mailed out with in 3 days. The last ballots are mailed no later than the day after that Tuesday 5:00pm deadline. Absentee Ballot Applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 6247, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0247 or scanned and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New registrants who submitted their voter registration applications by mail must vote in person (either in person absentee or at the polls on election day) unless the voter is a full time college student, absent active duty military, residing overseas, physically handicapped, age 65 or over (however, they must also list a qualifying reason for voting absentee, as age itself does not qualify a voter for an absentee ballot), or voting a “presidential only” ballot.
Who can Vote Absentee?