Absentee Voting

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Absentee In person voting for the November 5, 2019 General and Special Elections begins on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00am and ends on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5:00pm in our office at the Municipal Center. Tuesday, October 29, 2019​ at 5:00pm is the deadline to submit an absentee ballot application requesting a ballot be mailed to you. Check out the 2019 Absentee Voting & Election Schedule for details on additional times and locations. Click here for​ information if you'd like your ballot mailed to you.​ The first ballots will be mailed out on or about September 20​, 2019.

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 grabsenteevote@vbgov.com. Application can also be submitted on​line​​.

Notice to voters using US mail service: the USPS delivery standards changed so that First Class delivery went from 1-3 days to 2-5 days and Standard delivery is now 2-9 days.   Please take this into consideration as you start thinking towards absentee by mail voting for the election.

​​​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 vote a “presidential only” ballot.

Absentee Voting FAQs

What is the November 5,  2019 Absentee Voting Schedule?

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

How do I Vote an Absentee Ballot (In Person)?

Who Can Vote Absentee?

Are there additio​nal options for Military and Overseas Voters?​ (provided by the Virginia Department of Elections)