This page provides information about the recent changes to absentee and curbside voting in Virginia.
Virginia will permanently make its elections accessible and safe for voters with disabilities such as blindness
The General Assembly is now in its final week. The legislature is scheduled to end its session a week from today, March 1, 2021. Committees must conclude their work early this week in order for any remaining bills to make their way through the rest of the process. Significant bills expanding voting protections for people with disabilities are nearing final days of work.
Before this year, you could only vote absentee if you had a specific reason you could not vote in person. Now, anyone can vote absentee. Learn about absentee voting.
If you are blind or have low vision or have impaired manual dexterity, you have the option of voting an absentee ballot using an electronic ballot marking tool. Read the full guide to learn more.
People with disabilities have voted at a much lower rate than the general population. dLCV can help ensure an inclusive and equal voting experience for everyone. Learn about your voting rights.
The Commonwealth Agrees to Consent Decree for November 3rd Election that will Include Electronic Ballot Marking.
The Commonwealth’s current absentee voting discriminates against voters who cannot mark a paper ballot due to print disabilities, including blindness. Instead of voting absentee like other Virginia citizens, these voters must reveal their choices to another person and hope that person correctly records their absentee vote or risk COVID-19 infection by travelling to the polls to vote in person.