How Do I Vote A Early Ballot (By Mail)?

In order to apply to Vote By Mail (formerly Absentee Voting by Mail):

  • ​You must be registered to vote in the City of Virginia Beach.
  • You must complete a Virginia Vote By Mail Application Form for each election in which you intend to vote by mail. Parts 1 through 5 and part 7d & 7e, (if assistance is required), of the Application must be completed. Don't forget to sign and date part 8.
  • Absent Active Duty Military, Virginia Voters Residing Overseas and Dependents residing with them MAY USE the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA or form 76, can be used if you are: 1) a member of a UNIFORMED SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES, as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1973ff-6(7), on active duty, or 2) a member of the MERCHANT MARINES OF THE UNITED STATES, or 3) a person temporarily residing outside the continental United States, or 4) the spouse or dependent residing with any person listed in (1), (2), or (3) above. If you are active duty military or a military dependent residing locally and wish to have your ballot mailed, you should submit the Virginia Vote By Mail Application Form.
  • Applications cannot be accepted if they are not complete, with the last four digits of your social security number and signed by you.
  • Vote By Mail Applications must be received by Virginia Beach Voter Registration & Elections by 5:00 p.m. on the eleventh (11th) day before the election.
  • Ballots will be mailed upon receipt of a completed Vote By Mail Application.
  • The completed Ballot must be returned to the City of Virginia Beach Voter Registration & Elections office by 7:00 p.m. on election day or posted marked on or before election day and received in our office by noon on the third day after the election.
  • If you need to vote by mail due to a long term illness, disability​ or would like to have all ballots for which you are qualified to receive mailed to you for the year ​you may submit the Vote By Mail Application and check the applicable boxes in section 3​. The annual application must be submitted once a year and is good for the entire calendar year.

Vote By Mail Voters Must Return Their Voted Ballot By Mail Or Hand Deliver It Personally. No One May Deliver A Voted Ballot Except The Voter.

Director of Elections/General Registrar​

City of Virginia Beach

Voter Registration & Elections

P. O. Box 6247

Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0247