Richmond VA > Office of the General Registrar > Upcoming Elections

Last Updated: 2020-07-14


The next election in the City of Richmond will be a general election held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Offices on the ballot will be U.S. President/Vice-President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District, Mayor, City Council, School Board and a Constitutional amendment.

◦   Sample ballots for this election will be posted by September 18, 2020.

◦   The polls will be open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

◦   The deadline to register to vote in this election is October 13, 2020.

◦   The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot through the mail is Friday, October 23, 2020
        (this is a change in the deadline enacted in the past General Assembly Session).

◦   The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person (with limited exceptions) is 5 PM, Saturday,
        October 31, 2020.

Please visit the “Voter Registration” and “Voter At the Polls” pages for details about voting and registering to vote.


NOTE: Virginia’s voter identification laws have changed. All voters must provide an acceptable form of identification when voting in person. Those who do not have an acceptable ID must either complete an ID Confirmation Statement or vote a provisional ballot. This requirement applies to both in person absentee voting before Election Day as well as Election Day voting. In addition to photo ID, acceptable forms of ID now include a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with the voter’s name and address. For details on acceptable ID’s please visit


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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