VoterVoice Post

Make your vote count: act now

July 27, 2022 by Jeff Caruso

Register to vote today to make your voice heard in November

On November 8, Virginians will have the opportunity to elect candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives – and in some areas – “down-ballot” offices. Faithful citizenship reminds us to take an active part in public life through our voice and our vote.   

If you will be 18 or older on November 8, we encourage you to register to vote, or update your data. Please see below for important deadlines for registration/updates and to request an absentee ballot.

To VOTE on Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (General Election)

Can’t make it on Election Day?

  • Request Absentee Ballot online, by mail, email, or fax by: 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2022.
  • Request Absentee Ballot by appearing in person at your local registrar’s office by: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
  • In-person early voting at your local registrar’s office begins on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 and ends on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. This includes weekdays during that period and the last two Saturdays (Oct. 29 and Nov. 5).  Be sure to check your local registrar’s website for more details.
  • See who is on your ballot by viewing the candidate lists.
  • Locate your local registrar’s office here.

We will provide voter education resources in the coming months. In the meantime, please share this information about voter registration, early voting, and absentee ballots with your family members and friends now, so they will be prepared to participate in these important elections. 

As a reminder from an alert we sent earlier this month, we also encourage parishes to conduct voter registration drives using our voter registration resource.


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In prayer and in public, your voices are urgently needed to bring Gospel values to bear on vital decisions being made by those who represent you.


The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy agency representing Virginia’s Catholic bishops and their two dioceses.