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Hi Virginia, if you want to vote in the  2022 midterm elections there are three   steps you need to take.

Register, make  your plan, and of course, vote.   Let's start with getting registered. If you  have a Virginia ID or driver's license, you can   register online.

If not, you’ll need to print out  an application form and mail it in. Links to both   are at But either way you  register, you need to do it by October 17th.   Then it’s time to make your plan  for how you’re going to vote.   If you’re going to be out of town on election  day or just want to vote early from the comfort   of your own couch, you can request that  your ballot be mailed to you.

You have   until October 28th to request an early voting  mail ballot, but the sooner you ask for one,   the sooner you can get it, fill it out, and  mail it back or drop it off at your local   registrar’s office by November 8th. You can also vote in person early from   September 23rd through November 5th at your  local registrar’s office. You can find all   those locations and their hours at this link.

Or you can vote on election day on November 8th.   You can look up where you’ll vote at that same  link, and polls are open from 6am to 7pm.   You’ll need to bring an ID with you. This can  be a photo ID, like a Virginia driver's license,   passport, military, student, or  tribal ID. If you don’t have that,   you can bring a proof of your current address,  like a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck,   lease, or the voter confirmation documents  you get in the mail after you register.   Once you have your plan for how you’re  going to vote, where you need to go,   what time you’re going to vote, and what ID you’re  going to bring, you just need to follow the plan,   and go vote on or before November 8th.

If you want to know everything that you can vote   for ahead of time, you can find a sample ballot  at so you have time to research candidates and   make your decisions. You don’t have to vote  for everything for your ballot to count,   but this is your best chance to choose who  gets to make decisions about your life:   all the way from congress to your  city council or school board.   We’ve put all the links for everything you need  to register, vote early, find your polling place,   and locate your sample ballot at   Thank you for voting!