Richmond VA > Office of the General Registrar > Upcoming Elections

Last Updated: 2020-06-09


The next election in the City of Richmond will be a Democratic Party Primary election for U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District, and a Republican Party Primary election for U.S. Senate. Voters may only vote in one primary or the other; they may not vote in both primaries. The purpose of these elections is to nominate candidates to appear on the ballot in November. These primary elections will be in all City precincts.

The original date for the primary elections was June 9th, but the election date was changed by order of the Governor to June 23, 2020. The polls will be open 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM on June 23, 2020. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot through the mail is 5 PM, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person (with limited exceptions) is 5 PM, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Please visit the Registrar home page for details about voting and registering to vote.

Click here to view Sample Ballots for these elections.


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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