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Last Updated: 2020-03-05


The State Board of Elections has ordered primary elections to be held in the City of Richmond on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The purpose of these elections is to nominate candidates for offices that will be on the ballot in November. Democratic party primary elections have been ordered for the offices of U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, 4th Congressional District. A Republican party primary election has been ordered for the office of U.S. Senate. Click here to view the order for these primary elections.

A primary election will only be held if more than one candidate files for the office. If both a Democratic party primary election and a Republican party primary election are held on June 9th, then voters will have to choose in which primary that they wish to participate, as state law only allows a voter to participate in one of the two primaries.

  • If one or more of these primary elections is held, the polls will be open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
  • The deadline to register to vote in a primary election is Monday, May 18, 2020.
  • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot through the mail is Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
  • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person is, with limited exceptions, Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Information about how to participate in a primary election as a candidate or in the November general election as a non-party candidate can be found at The primary candidate filing deadline is March 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The filing deadline for independent candidates is Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM.


Photo ID is now required to vote at your polling place or in person absentee voting. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: valid Virginia Driver's license; DMV issued photo ID; valid United States passport; valid employee photo ID; other government issued photo ID; and, valid Virginia college or university student photo ID. If you do not have an acceptable form of photo ID, you may get a free one for voting purposes at any local Virginia voter registration office. More information is available at


Voters who have a valid Virginia driver's license or other DMV ID can now register to vote or update their voter registration directly online at Paper applications are available online at, at all City libraries and post offices, Virginia DMV offices and all Virginia Voter registration offices. See the links under the Voter Registration tab for more information.


Click here to view a schedule of elections through November 2027.

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