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Key Dates and Deadlines

North Carolina

Oct. 9: Voter Registration Deadline
Oct. 15-Oct. 31: Early Voting
Oct. 27: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Nov. 3: Absentee/Mail-In Postmark by Date
Nov. 3: In-Person Voting

Virginia

Oct. 13: Voter Registration Deadline
Sept. 18-Oct. 31: Early Voting
Oct. 23: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Nov. 3: Absentee/Mail-In Postmark by Date
Nov. 3: In-Person Voting

Register to Vote

Oct. 9: North Carolina Voter Registration Deadline
Oct. 13: Virginia Voter Registration Deadline

Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Oct. 27: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline in North Carolina
Oct. 23: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline in Virginia

Nov. 3: Absentee/Mail-In Postmark by Date for North Carolina and Virginia

Early In-Person Voting

Oct. 15-Oct. 31: Early Voting in North Carolina
Sept. 18-Oct. 31: Early Voting in Virginia

In-person Voting

Polling places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in North Carolina. Any voter in line at 7:30 p.m. will be able to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Polling hours throughout Virginia are from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. As long as a voter is in line by 7 p.m., the voter will be able to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

North Carolina - Voters are not required to show ID for elections in 2020.
Virginia - Virginia law requires you to show one acceptable ID to vote.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I do not have a valid ID?

North Carolina: If a voter is not able to cast a regular ballot, the voter will go the Help Station for help casting a provisional ballot. The voter will receive a Help Referral Form explaining the reason for the referral to the Help Station.

Virginia: If you get to your polling place without acceptable ID, you can sign an ID Confirmation Statement or vote a provisional ballot. You will need to submit a copy of a valid ID by noon the Friday after the election. You will be given instructions on what to do so your vote can count.

For more information on acceptable IDs, or any other questions, contact or visit your nearest Virginia Voter Registration Office or email info@elections.virginia.gov.

What are my voting options if I'm a member of the armed forces or overseas?

North Carolina: Click here to learn how to vote if you are a member of the armed forces or are otherwise overseas.

Virginia: Click here to learn how to vote if you are a member of the armed forces or are otherwise overseas.