Welcome to our Election Guide! We list everything you need to know about upcoming election and the candidates vying for seats that represents Belmont.
You can also find out how to register to vote and get links to all our current representatives.
In Virginia, all voters are authorized to request an absentee ballot due to the pandemic.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, voters are strongly encouraged to vote by mail.
By Mail: Have a ballot mailed to you, which you will fill out and mail back.
How to Apply: Visit vote.virginia.gov and fill out the online absentee ballot application. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all voters are authorized to use 2A Illness or Disability as the reason for requesting absentee by mail.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the general election:
Friday, October 23rd by mail
Saturday, October 31st in person
Question: What are the different ways I can vote in the Presidential Election?
Vote early in person starting on September 18th at the registrar's office on Miller Drive and, starting in early October, at early voting locations in Sterling, South Riding and Purcellville as well as Miller Drive.
Vote by mail. Order your mail-in ballot online. They will be mailed to you on or just after September 18th. When you receive them, vote immediately by mail and mail them back. These must be postmarked not later than Election Day and received not later than November 6th. NOTE: I strongly recommend you NOT order a mail-in ballot then try to vote in person. It will significantly delay your ballot.
The Registrar is setting up mail-in ballot drop boxes at all Loudoun County libraries. They will announce when these are set up. You can take your sealed, mail-in ballots to these drop boxes and drop them in the box. This lets you avoid the USPS completely.
Question: I received something in the mail I wasn't expecting and it looks like a ballot, is this legitimate?
Answer: No. The only exception is when you vote by mail, you will order your mail-in ballot online and they will send it after September 18th. Other than that, ignore anything you get in the mail.
Question: If I ask for an absentee ballot, am I then required to vote that way? Or can I change my mind and vote in person on Nov 3rd?
Answer: According to Mike Turner, our County Supervisor, if you do, you will delay your vote. There will be options to drop off ballots at all Loudoun County Libraries expediting the process.
Question: Last year, for the primary you could vote early by going directly to the Board of Elections and completing a ballot there and it was submitted through a voting machine. Is that possible for the Presidential election? For those who maybe choosing to vote absentee because of COVID, this may be another option.
Answer: In person absentee voting will start 30 to 45 days before November 3rd at the usual sites unless it is changed.
Question: When should I vote absentee?
Answer: You can request a mail-in ballot now, it will be mailed to you September 18th, and you can mail it back up to the deadline. We advise mailing the ballot back right away or at least two weeks before November 3rd to give it plenty of time to arrive.