Annual Vote by Mail Application 

Background

As of July 2020, all voters in Virginia can complete an annual mail ballot application under Virginia Code 24.2-703.1. This application automatically sends a mail ballot for all elections in the calendar year in which the voter is eligible. Previously, the annual application was only available to voters with a disability or illness.

In 2020, voters had the option to request mail ballots for all elections in 2020 by checking the appropriate box on the application. Doing so placed the voter on the annual application list. Our office is required to notify these voters that their annual application expires at the end 2020.  Voters who would like to remain on the annual mail ballot list for 2021 must submit a new application. 

What To Do To Remain on or be Added to the Annual List

If you want to automatically receive a mail ballot for all elections you are eligible to vote in during 2021, you must submit a new application. You can return the application you received with the notice you were sent by emailing it as an attachment, mailing it or delivering it in person to our office at 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite C, Leesburg, VA 20175.  If you were not on the annual list or did not receive a mailing you can complete the application (PDF) by downloading it and returning it to our office.

Beginning January 1, 2021, you will be able to apply online using the Department of Elections Citizen Portal. The year 2021 will not be available until then.  After January 1, 2021, visit vote.elections.virginia.gov to apply.

If you do not want to vote by mail in 2021, no action is needed. You can discard the application.

Additional Information

  • All voters in Virginia can submit a mail ballot application up to one year in advance of any election.
  • There is not a deadline to apply to be on the annual mail ballot list. Applications for mail ballots must be received 11 days before an election.
  • Ballots will be mailed 45 days prior to an Election.
  • If you want to vote in a primary, you must indicate a party preference. Only one party can be selected.