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Election Timeline

October 13

Deadline to register to vote


October 23

Last day to request vote-by-mail ballot


October 31

Last day for in-person absentee voting


November 3

Election Day

Polls open 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

7:10 p.m. - Localities begin reporting in-person, election-day results

11:00 p.m. - Localities pause processing any remaining mail ballots and, as soon as possible thereafter, report results from central absentee precinct


November 4-5

Localities continue to process any remaining mail ballots and begin considering validity of provisional ballots

November 6

Noon - deadline to accept mail ballots delivered by USPS

After Noon - Localities begin to report results of any additional absentee ballots.


November 10

Final deadline for local election officials to validate provisional ballots and ascertain election results.

Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Oct. 10, 2020