How Do I Vote an Absentee Ballot (By Mail)?

In order to apply for an Absentee Ballot:

  • ​You must be registered to vote in the City of Virginia Beach.
  • All Virginia Beach registered voters must complete a Commonwealth of Virginia Absentee Ballot Application for each election in which you intend to vote absentee. Parts 1 through 6 and part 9, (if assistance is required), of the Absentee Ballot Application must be completed. Don't forget to sign and date part 10.
  • Absent Active Duty Military, Virginia Voters Residing Overseas and Dependents residing with them MAY USE the Federal Post Card Application. You may file a single Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Application - Federal Post Card Application, (form 76), which is now valid for a span covering one regularly scheduled General Election, 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.
  • Applications cannot be accepted if they are not complete, with the last four digits of your social security number and signed by you.
  • Absentee Ballot Applications must be received by Virginia Beach Voter Registration & Elections by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election.
  • Ballots will be mailed upon receipt of a completed Absentee Ballot Application.
  • The completed Ballot must be returned to the City of Virginia Beach Voter Registration & Elections by 7:00 p.m. on election day.

Absentee 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