"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

FAQ Voting

Updated Information and New Laws (2020)

Consult Virginia Department of Elections website to get information ​on: when to vote, upcoming elections, polling locations and details on how to vote (absentee, accessible voting, in-person, military and oversees voting). Download our 2020 Voting Flyer here.

New rules for voter IDs — no photo ID required

  • Acceptable ID: Virginia driver’s license, voter registration card, utility bill, other documents containing your name and address, employer-supplied ID with photo or college-issued student ID

  • Voters who do not have an acceptable ID may sign an ID confirmation statement.

Election Day is now a state holiday in Virginia. Voting on Election Day, Nov. 3 from 6 AM – 7 PM

Make plans to vote early this year. 

Voting is easier and more convenient than ever. Request your absentee ballot NOW or make plans to VOTE EARLY starting September 18th. York County and Poquoson have three convenient locations for early voting.

  1. York County- 5322 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy Yorktown, VA 23692

  2. York County - 6614 Mooretown RoadSuite A Williamsburg, VA 23188

  3. Poquoson-  500 City Hall Avenue Poquoson, VA 23662

No excuse in-person absentee voting will begin September 18th in the City Hall Building (500 City Hall Ave.).  In addition to our regular office hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., we will be open Saturday, October 24th and 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for in-person absentee voting.  The deadline to vote absentee in-person is 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31st.  The last day to request a ballot to be mailed to you is Friday October 23, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Where do I vote? Voting on election day?

To find your polling place, the Virginia Department of Elections offers a Polling Place Look Up Tool. Simply put in your address and find your current polling place. Voting on Election Day, Nov. 3 from 6 am – 7 pm

How do I register? When is the last date for registration?

Check out registration procedures at the Virginia Department of Elections website. You can apply for registration online, find out where your local registration office is located or you can view your current registration and find out how to change it. 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. The deadline to update your address or register is 22 days before the election or October 13th.

Vote absentee by mail
Request your ballot online or via printed form from now until 5 pm Oct. 23. If you are requesting your ballot online, be sure to have your Virginia driver’s license and social security numbers handy. You can check online to see that your ballot request has been approved, that your ballot’s been mailed to you and that your voted ballot been received. Be sure to allow enough time for registrars to process requests as many voters are choosing to vote from home this year.

Voter registrars will mail out absentee ballots starting in mid-September. Follow the instructions for your ballot carefully; don’t forget to sign it where indicated. Your ballot does NOT need to be witnessed.  Make sure to put it in the return envelope that comes with the ballot.


If you’re mailing your ballot, be sure to mail it ASAP. Ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3 (Election Day) AND received no later than noon on Nov. 6.


You may also return your ballot to your early voting location from Sept. 18 – Oct. 31, to your voter registrar’s office up until Nov. 3, or to your poll location on Election Day. Be sure it’s in the return envelope that came with your ballot, and bring an ID to expedite voting (see below).


Use this handy tracker to follow your ballot as it’s mailed from the registrar to you (starting Sept. 18) and on its return via USPS to the registrar’s office.

Can voters with special needs get help? Need transportation?

The Virgina Department of Elections has information for voters with special needs. Curbside voting is still available for those with disabilities and for older voters. Read details.The YCPD through our volunteer committee is also helping to coordinate transportation to the polls for those that are unable to drive. Please reach out to our volunteer committee if you need transportation: volyorkpoqdems@gmail.com 

Can I help the Democrats on Election Day?

We always need help at the polls where we distribute Democratic sample ballots - we ask volunteers to work two hour shifts. Things have changed in the time of COVID, so contact the committee for more details. The night before, we need help placing signs around the polling entrances across the county and city.  And we'll need help in celebrating election night. Contact the Committee to find out how we are gathering this year. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to: volyorkpoqdems@gmail.com and they will get you connected with the right person.

York-Poquoson Democratic Committee   P.O. Box 1121   Yorktown, VA 23692

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