RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) — Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. While there’s no national elections on the ballot this year, there are several local races, including the entire Virginia House of Delegates.
The Virginia Department of Elections launched its new Citizen Portal, which allows voters to apply for an absentee ballot online.
The system provides a secure means for voters to conduct paperless transactions with their local voter registration office.
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The secure online system will take voters through the application process step-by-step and allow users to sign the application using their Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles credentials. The site will also let voters see what will be on their ballot for the November 3rd election and get other election related information.
“This new online citizen portal is great for democracy and shows that Virginia is leading the way to empower every qualified Virginian to make his or her voice heard in our elections,” said Governor McAuliffe.
Click here to view your registration record and request an absentee ballot.
“This is part of the Department of Elections’ ongoing efforts to promote and support accurate, fair, open and secure elections for the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Edgardo Cortés, the Commissioner of Elections.
Important absentee ballot dates to remember if voting in the November 3, 2015, general election.
- The deadline to apply for a ballot by mail is on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by 5 p.m.
- The deadline to vote absentee in-person is on Saturday, October 31, 2015.
- The deadline for returning your ballot by mail is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, by 7 p.m.
Voters can also find information about the upcoming election, including what’s on their ballot, by visiting the site or calling the Department of Elections toll-free at (800) 552-9745.