For the 45 days prior to all elections, voters eligible to vote early may do so by visiting one of our Early Voting locations. Before you come in, we advise you to check your registration status online or call us if you have any questions about your registration or your eligibility.


At the Registrar’s Office or other Early Voting Location, you must show an acceptable form of ID

Early Voting Locations

The last day to vote early in person is the Saturday before Election Day.


By Mail

  1. You can go to the Online Citizen Portal to request a Ballot by mail.

  2. Download and complete the Early Voting Ballot Application

  3. Return the completed form to our office (9250 Lee Ave Suite 1, Manassas, VA 20110). Applications for mailed ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on the 11th day preceding the election.

  4. After the registrar processes your application, you will receive your ballot in the mail.

  5. Carefully review the instructions to complete and return your ballot by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Apply Online

You can also use the State Board of Elections’ Citizen Portal to apply to vote absentee or to check the status of your application.

If you registered to vote by mail and have not previously voted in your current city/county, you may only apply to vote by mail if you meet one of the qualifying exemptions; otherwise, you must vote in person. If you meet one or more of the exemptions listed below, enter the code(s) in section 7b on the front of the application.


Exemption Codes:


  1.  I am a student attending college/university outside of my city/county of residence in Virginia.

  2.  I have a disability or illness that prevents me from voting in person.

  3.  I am pregnant.

  4.  I am confined either awaiting trial or convicted of a misdemeanor.

  5.  I am active duty merchant marine or in the armed forces, or a spouse or dependent of an active duty member.

  6.  I am temporarily residing outside of the U.S. for a non-employment related reason. (Voter Registration Office: review VA Code § 24.2-453)

  7.  I am temporarily residing outside of the U.S. for employment or a spouse or dependent living with a person temporarily residing outside of the U.S. for employment.

  8.  I have moved to another state less than 30 days before a presidential election and am requesting a ballot for the presidential and vice-presidential electors only (ballots for other offices/issues will not be sent).

  9.  I am 65 years of age or older.






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