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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Deadline to Register to Vote in November Election is October 12

Link to information about the November election

Loudoun County election officials remind residents that if they are not registered to vote or need to update their registration, they have until Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to do so in order to vote in the November 2 general election. The voter registration deadlines are:

  • Online Voter Registration: Tuesday, October 12, at 11:59 p.m.  
  • In-Person Voter Registration: Tuesday, October 12, at 5:00 p.m. at the Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration, 750 Miller Drive, S.E., Suite C in Leesburg. (Note: The office will be closed Monday, October 11, in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day.)
  • By-Mail Voter Registration: The application must be postmarked no later than October 12, 2021.

Additional Early Voting Sites to Open October 18

Election officials also remind residents that all registered voters are eligible to vote early in person. In addition to the ongoing early voting at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration, additional early voting sites will open Monday, October 18, 2021:

  • Dulles South Recreation Center, 24950 Riding Center Drive, South Riding
  • Loudoun County Government Offices, 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling

Weekend hours for early voting will be offered beginning Saturday, October 23, at all early voting sites and will include the Carver Center, 200 E. Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville.

The deadline to vote early in person is Saturday, October 30. 

More information, including hours of operation at voting sites and directions, is available at loudoun.gov/voteearly.

Voting at Home

Voters who wish to receive a ballot in the mail may request one from the Virginia Department of Elections. The deadline to request a ballot is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2021. 

The completed ballots can be returned in a number of ways, including by mail. From October 18 – October 30, ballots can be placed in drop boxes at any early voting location and at all Loudoun County Public Libraries during each facility's regular operating hours. Voted mail ballots can also be dropped at any polling place on Election Day no later than 7:00 p.m. Voters can also monitor whether their ballot has been received by election officials through ballot tracking tools.

More information about receiving a ballot by mail is online at loudoun.gov/voteathome.

Stay Informed

Loudoun election officials encourage voters to stay informed by: 

  • Texting LCVOTES to 888777 to receive text alerts from the Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration. 
  • Signing up for the Election Update category in Alert Loudoun, the county’s email and text notification system. 
  • Following the Office of Elections and Voter Registration on Facebook and Twitter. Loudoun County Government also posts general information on Facebook and Twitter.

More information about the upcoming election and voting in Loudoun County is online at loudoun.gov/novemberelection.

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