Apply Online to Have Your Ballot Mailed
If you have a DMV-issued License or ID, you can use State Board of Elections’ Citizen Portal to apply to vote absentee or to check the status of your application.
Applications for mailed ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on the 7th day preceding the election.
For the 45 days prior to all elections, voters eligible to vote absentee may do so by visiting our office located at 151 N. Main St. during our regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays). Our office is also open for absentee voting the two Saturdays preceding a General Election and for one Saturday preceding a Primary or Special Election.
Before you come in, we advise you to check your registration status online or call us if you have any questions about your registration or your eligibility.
If you are not already registered, you will have to wait five days after registration before you can be issued an absentee ballot (exception for military and overseas voters only*). If you have a Virginia DMV license or ID card, you can register online.
At the registrar’s office, you’ll be asked to fill out an Absentee Application. You must also show an acceptable form of photo ID.
After completing the application, you will be allowed to vote absentee in-person using a voting machine in the registrar’s office. Accessible equipment and/or curbside voting is available upon request.
The last day to vote absentee in person is the Saturday before Election Day.
• Download and complete the Absentee Ballot Application form.
• Return the completed form to our office (151 N. Main St. Suite 301, Culpeper, VA 22701). Applications for mailed ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on the 7th day preceding the election.
• After the registrar processes your application, you will receive your ballot in the mail.
• Carefully review the instructions to complete and return your ballot by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters who qualify and would prefer can use the Annual Application.
*Note: Military and overseas voters can find specific information on the Va. State Board of Elections’ Military and Overseas page.