Any registered Virginia voter can vote absentee, no excuse is required.
BUT: If you mailed your voter registration application AND this is your first time voting in your city or county – you have to vote in person unless you have a qualifying exemption.
- You a student attending college/university outside of my city/county of residence in Virginia.
- You have a disability or illness that prevents me from voting in person.
- You are pregnant.
- You are confined either awaiting trial or convicted of a misdemeanor.
- You are active-duty merchant marine or in the armed forces, or the spouse or dependent of an active duty member.
- You are temporarily residing outside of the United States for a non-employment related reason. (Voter Registration Office: review VA Code § 24.2-453)
- You are temporarily residing outside of the United States for employment or a spouse or dependent living with a person temporarily residing outside of the United States for employment)
- I have moved to another state less than 30 days before a presidential election and am requesting a ballot for the presidential and vice-presidential electors only (ballots for other offices/issues will not be sent).
- I am 65 years of age or older.
In any case: If you vote by mail, your votes for the US President, US Senate, or US House of Representatives will be counted.