This year, due to new legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia residents are allowed to vote early in-person in their Registrar’s office or designated regional voting center. Voting will be very similar to if you were voting on Election Day, the only difference is that you are voting in the Registrar’s office rather than a polling place.
Keep in Mind When Voting Early:
Bring a Photo ID.
Just as if you were voting on Election Day, some form of voter ID is required. It is recommended that you bring a driver’s license, student ID, or passport. Note: While you no longer need an ID with a photo, a photo ID is recommended. A photo ID will allow for a quicker transaction on Election Day.
Where am I Going?
Fredericksburg: To vote in Fredericksburg, you will go to the Registrar’s office at 601 Caroline Street, Suite 500-A (take the elevator to the 5th floor), Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (this works if you are registered to vote in the City of Fredericksburg).
Spotsylvania: If you are registered to vote in the Spotsylvania County, you can vote early at the Voting Center located at 4924 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Contact phone: 540-507-7380
Stafford: If you are registered to vote in the Stafford County, you can vote early at the Voting Center in the Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Rd., Stafford, VA 22554, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Contact phone: (540) 658-4000
Elsewhere in Virginia: You can look up your early voting location to identify where you can go to vote early in-person starting on Sept. 18th.
If you are registered to vote at your home address in Virginia, do some research online to find the location of your Registrar’s office or voting center.
When Can I Vote?
Early voting starts on September 18th and goes through October 31st. The Registrar’s office in Fredericksburg is open from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday, and has special Saturday hours on Saturday October 24 and October 31st, when they will be open 8:30am-4:30pm.
Do I Still Get a Sticker?
Yep, you will still receive an “I Voted” sticker if you vote early.
How Do I Stay Safe?
Don’t forget your mask! Please wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the Registrar’s office. The office will be following rigorous cleaning and sanitizing protocols.