Election Portal

2021 General Election

Did you know that there are about 260,000 LGBTQ adults living in Virginia? The 2021 General Election is fast approaching and Equality Virginia is committed to making sure that you have all of the information you need to register and vote on or before November 2nd, every single vote matters!

Elections are high stakes, and voting is one of the most important ways that we can shape the future of LGBTQ equality in Virginia and in our nation. While Virginia has recently made great strides towards protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination, but the work must continue. Our elected officials are in a position to improve – or harm – the lives of LGBTQ people. That’s why, when it comes to advancing equality, who we elect matters. Your voice will impact this election.

So, are you ready to vote? To help you prepare and make a voting plan, we’ve compiled all of the resources you need to be an informed voter:

Voting While Trans

For transgender and non-binary individuals, we recognize that Virginia’s historically strict voter ID laws may have impeded your ability to cast your ballot in-person. However, having an ID that doesn’t match your gender identity or presentation should not affect your right to vote. Voting is a critical component of our democracy and every American, regardless of their gender identity or gender expression, has the right to participate in our election process.

During the 2020 General Assembly session, Virginia became one of 14 states to repeal their strict voter ID law. Now, Virginians do not have to present a photo ID in order to vote. For transgender and non-binary individuals, this means that you can present any acceptable document to prove your identity if you’re opting to vote in-person.

For more information on voting as a transgender or non-binary person, visit TransForm the Vote for handy resources in English and en español.

Additional Resources What You'll Need

Key Dates

  • September 17– Early voting starts
  • October 12 – Last day to register to vote
  • October 22 – Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot
  • October 30 – Last day to vote early in-person
  • November 2– General Election Day! Polls open from 6AM – 7PM