Virginia will elect a U.S. Senator in 2012.
Presidential Primary registration deadline – February 13, 2012
Presidential Primary date – March 6, 2012
State Primary registration deadline – May 21, 2012
State Primary date – June 12, 2012
General Election registration deadline – October 15, 2012
Election information phone number – 804-864-8901; 800-552-9745
State election website –
In person – A voter may vote early in
person only if he qualifies as an absentee voter (see “By mail” below).
Absentee voting in person begins approximately 30 days before the Primary
Election and 45 days before the General Election. Absentee in-person voting
ends on the Saturday before the election.
Early in-person voting – September 22 to November
By mail – A voter may vote early by mail
if he meets one of several criteria, among which are: the voter will be away
from his county of registration on Election Day; the voter cannot go to the
polls due to illness, disability, or pregnancy; the voter is a caregiver to
a family member who is ill or disabled; or if the voter, in the regular
course of business, will spend at least 11 hours working and commuting to
and from his job on Election Day.
Applications for absentee/vote-by-mail ballots must be
postmarked no later than the Tuesday before the election or completed in
person at the registrar’s office at least three days before the election.
Absentee ballots must be returned by Election Day.
Absentee voting by mail – Begins September 22