COVID-19 in Virginia

Demand High for Mail Ballots

Early voting doesn't begin until mid-September, but the pandemic has increased demand for mail-in ballots across Virginia. As of September 7, more than 660,000 voters had applied for mail-in ballots, more than two and a half times as many as the final number of requests four years ago.

Mail Applications by Congressional District, 2020 vs 2016

% Change       2016 (Final)   2020 (YTD)

Notes: Numbers for 2016 include mail ballots returned and outstanding applications. Calculation for the chart is as follows: 2020 Mail applications divided by 2016 Mail ballots and outstanding applications. Ballots shown are for the November General elections.
Sept. 8, 2020