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General Absentee Voting Information:

Registered voters who will be absent from the City or who are unable to appear in person at the polls may apply for an absentee ballot. Voters who are eligible may request an Absentee Ballot Application up to 12 months prior to an election.

Once the ballots are received in the voter registration and elections office, you may appear in person and vote. You will complete an application at the office before you are allowed to vote on the voting machines.

You must present an acceptable form of Photo ID to vote Absentee in-person.
Alternatively, you may request that a ballot be mailed to you. *With limited exceptions, Photo ID is not required when voting Absentee by mail.* Please contact our office with any questions.
Important information for military and overseas voters.

The City of Manassas Electoral Board must receive all applications for a ballot by mail by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the election. Voters who received a ballot must return the marked ballot by 7 p.m. on election day. Registered voters entitled to vote absentee include:

  • Students and spouses
  • Those temporarily confined
  • Those absent from the city on business or vacation
  • Active duty military, their spouses, and dependents
  • Electoral board members, registrars, and election officers
  • Those overseas due to employment
  • Those with physical disability or illness
  • Those who are a primary caretaker of a confined family member
  • First responders
  • Religious obligation
  • Pregnancy


If you have questions about absentee voting, please contact the voter registration and elections office at 703-257-8230, or visit the Virginia Department of Elections Absentee Voting Information page.

                                       Important Dates
Friday, September 23rd:     In Person Absentee Voting Begins
Monday, October 17th:       Last Day to Register to Vote
Saturday, October 29th:     Voter Registration Office OPEN 9am-5pm for Absentee Voting
Tuesday, November 1st:    Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot by Mail
Saturday, November 5th:   Voter Registration Office OPEN 9am-5pm for Absentee Voting
                                             *LAST DAY to vote Absentee in Person*
                TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th:    ELECTION DAY
                               POLLS OPEN 6am to 7pm