The Virginia General Election is Tuesday, November 7, 2023. But, you don’t need to wait until Election Day to vote to keep marijuana legal in Virginia. Here’s how you can take action right now.
The last day of in-person early voting at your local voter registration office is Saturday, November 4 until 5PM.
Not registered? Voters may register to vote through Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, and vote using a provisional ballot.
Same Day registration is only available:
- in-person at the general registrar’s office for your locality
- at your satellite early voting site during the early voting period
- at your precinct on Election Day
Not sure you can make it to the polls in person? Request your absentee ballot now to vote by mail. Mail it back, postmarked no later than November 7 and received at your registrar's office by noon on November 13, or you can bring your completed absentee ballot to your registrar's office or polling location by 7 PM on November 7.
Next, check NORML's Smoke the Vote voter guide before casting your ballot so you'll know where the candidates stand on legalization and cannabis consumers' rights. See where the local candidates stand on cannabis policy in Virginia NORML's local voter guide.
Running for office? Answer the Virginia NORML Candidate Survey.
Incumbent candidates are graded according to their voting history and + may only be earned by bill patronage. Vote abstentions are counted as no votes.
A+ Adult-use or priority medical bill patron/copatron
A Voted in favor of adult-use bills, decriminalization, and all medical bills
B+ Decriminalization bill and medical bill patron, and voted in favor of all medical bills, no active opposition to adult-use
B Decriminalization bill patron, votes in favor of all medical bills, no active opposition to adult-use bills
C+ Medical bill patron, voted in favor of decriminalization all medical bills, voted against legalization bills
C Voted in favor of decriminalization and all medical bills, voted against legalization bills
D Voted in favor of some medical bills, voted against decriminalization and adult-use bills
F Voted against adult-use, decriminalization, medical cannabis bills, and/or actively opposes to cannabis bills
Non-incumbent candidates are graded according to their candidate survey submission, public statements, and/or published policy positions.
A Supports a legal and regulated cannabis market and expunging past convictions, and maintaining a legal and regulated medical cannabis market
B Supports maintaining decriminalization, expunging past convictions, and maintaining a legal and regulated medical cannabis market
C Supports maintaining decriminalization and maintaining a legal and regulated medical cannabis market
D Supports maintaining medical allowances
F Does not support cannabis policies currently enacted in Virginia (legalization, expungement, decriminalization, and medical)