Richmond VA > Office of the General Registrar > Upcoming Elections

Last Updated: 2019-09-23


The next election in the City of Richmond will be a general and special election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. All precincts will be open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The deadline to register to vote in this election is Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot through the mail is Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person (with limited exceptions) is Saturday, November 2, 2019. The Office of the General Registrar will be open during normal business hours (8AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday) for absentee voting, and from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday October 26, 2019 and November 2, 2019.

Offices on the ballot for November will be as follows: Virginia State Senate, Virginia House of Delegates; City of Richmond Circuit Court Clerk; City of Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney; and, City Council, 5th District. The elections for City of Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney and City Council, 5th District are special elections ordered by the court. Click here to view the orders for these special elections.

VOTERS SHOULD CHECK THEIR HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT. A recent court order changed the boundaries for some districts. You can check your voter registration and election districts online at

Click here to view sample ballots for the November 5, 2019 General Election.


Photo ID is now required to vote at your polling place or in person absentee voting. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: valid Virginia Driver's license; DMV issued photo ID; valid United States passport; valid employee photo ID; other government issued photo ID; and, valid Virginia college or university student photo ID. If you do not have an acceptable form of photo ID, you may get a free one for voting purposes at any local Virginia voter registration office. More information is available at


Voters who have a valid Virginia driver's license or other DMV ID can now register to vote or update their voter registration directly online at Paper applications are available online at, at all City libraries and post offices, Virginia DMV offices and all Virginia Voter registration offices. See the links under the Voter Registration tab for more information.


Click here to view a schedule of elections through November 2027.

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