Early in-person voting begins at least 45 days before most elections and ends for in-person absentee voters on the Saturday before the election.

When voting by mail, the Vote by Mail Absentee Ballot Application Form can be submitted up to a year before the election but no later than 5 p.m. on the 11th day before the election. Ballots for those applications received in advance are mailed no later than 45 days before most elections. 

Vote By Mail Application Forms received after that initial mailing will be mailed out within three days. The last ballots are mailed no later than the day after that Friday 5 p.m. deadline. 

Vote By Mail Application Forms should be mailed to P.O. Box 6247, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0247 or scanned and emailed to voter@vbgov.com. Applications can also be submitted on​line​​ through the Virginia Department of Elections' website.

Notice to Voters Using the U.S. Postal Service

The United States Postal Service delivery standards changed so that First Class delivery can take between two and five days (rather than one to three days). Additionally, standard delivery can now take between two and nine days. Please take this into consideration as you start thinking towards voting by mail for the next election.