"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

Elections 2021


Primaries are scheduled for Tuesday, June 8.

Early voting starts 45 days prior on Saturday, April 24.

Elections will be held for 

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Delegates to Virginia House
Candidates for these offices 

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.

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.

Early Voting In-Person

You can vote early at your local registrar’s office beginning 45 days before Election Day and ending the Saturday before Election Day. Before visiting your local registrar’s office, you may wish to check your registration status or call your registrar’s office.

  • Starting 45 days before Election Day, visit your local registrar’s office or a satellite voting location in your county or city to vote early. Remember, the Saturday before Election Day is the last day to vote early.

  • You do not have to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early.

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. 

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. 

Vote absentee by mail
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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