Are You Registered to Vote?

September 22, 2021 / 5 mins read

The League of Women Voters and Feeding America have partnered to support a voter registration and engagement project in key Virginia communities for the 2021 election season. Feeding America and partner staff and local League of Women Voters organizations have offered nonpartisan voter registration and education activities at our distribution sites.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that encourages active participation in our democracy and historically excluded communities play a critical role in this. The League has registered many millions of voters over 100 years through voter registration drives, youth, and new citizen voter registration programs, and their website,

As part of Hunger Action Month, we ask that you vote this Election Day to stand up for what matters most to you, my family, and my community. Here are some quick facts to make voter registration easy!

Voter Registration Deadlines: Online, By Mail, and In-Person, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Next Election General Election: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. Contact your local registrar to learn about special ID requirements for first-time absentee by mail voters.

Requesting an Absentee Ballot:

➢ You can request an absentee ballot online, by mail, fax, or email.

➢ The last day to request an absentee ballot is 11 days before an election. For the November 2 Election, absentee ballot must be received by the local registrar’s office by 5:00 p.m. on October 22

Returning an Absentee Ballot:

➢ You can return the voted ballot to your local registrar by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

➢ If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your registrar by noon on the third day after the election.

Early Voting:

In person early voting in Virginia at your local registrar’s office or a satellite voting location in your county or city is allowed and no excuse is required. Early voting for the General Election begins Friday, September 17, 2021, at your Local Voter Registration Office and ends Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Virginia Election Ballot:

The following offices will be on the General Election Ballot: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates, and some local offices (varies by locality).

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