Vote by Mail

6 Ways to Request a Mail Ballot

Applications for the November 3 General Election can be requested now.  No reason is required.  Applications are due by 5pm on October 23, 2020.

Ballots requested early are mailed 45 days before an election. Ballots for the November 3, 2020 Election will be available September 18.


Request a mail ballot.
You’ll need your Virginia DMV ID.


Download Application(PDF, 902KB)

Absentee Voting
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Ste 320
Arlington, VA 22201


Download Application(PDF, 902KB)



Call 703-228-3456 to request
an application be mailed to you.


Pick up an application at any
Arlington Library. Return by mail,
email, drop box, or in person.

In Person

Pick up an application at
2100 Clarendon Blvd, 1st floor
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm


3 Ways to Return your Mail Ballot

For the November 3 General Election, mail ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3 and received by 12pm (noon) on Friday, November 6, 2020.



Postage is paid for return ballots.
Drop at an Post Office Box.





In Person

Bozman Government Center
2100 Clarendon Blvd, 1st Floor
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm.





Supervised Drop Box

Dates, Times, Locations

One week before each election
a supervised drop box will be
available at select community centers
at set times and day.



2 Ways to Track your Ballot

Two tools are available to track your ballot on its way to you and confirm it has been returned to our office.

Track your ballot on its way to you
  • Confirm ballot mailed
  • See expected delivery date
  • Confirm delivery

Enter your name and the address where the ballot is being mailed.

Track Your Ballot


Confirm your voted ballot has been received
  • Enter the required information and click “Find.”
  • Scroll down to the Absentee section.
  • Check the Ballot Received column for the current election.

Confirm Ballot Received