VoterVoice Post

Early voting begins next month: prepare today.

August 22, 2022 by Jeff Caruso

Still time left to conduct drives, VCC resource provides key guidelines and tips


This year in Virginia, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters will elect candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives – and in some areas – “down-ballot” offices.  The registration deadline for the general election is Monday, Oct. 17. 

As our alerts last month noted, the Virginia Catholic Conference’s voter registration resource provides 10 easy steps for conducting a drive. By using this template to organize nonpartisan voter registration drives, parishes can help voting-age members participate in the political process. 

If your parish is conducting a drive, please contact us at 804.225.8565 or We’d love to hear about it and share how we’ll be continuing to promote voter registration on social media. 

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

To VOTE on Tuesday, Nov. 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, Oct. 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 weeks. In the meantime, please share this information with your family members and friends now, so they will be prepared to participate in these important elections. 

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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.