Virginia 2021 Primary Elections
Early voting (in-person voting) begins Friday, April 23, 2021.
Voters no longer need a reason to vote absentee. Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot, either in-person or by mail. Voters can request a mailed ballot online at elections.virginia.gov/voterInformation. They can also find a vote-by-mail ballot form at elections.virginia.gov/forms. Or they can contact their local voter registration office and ask them to mail them an application. Contact information for local registrars can be found at elections.virginia.gov/localGR.
The last day to request an absentee ballot is Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day, June 8, 2021 and received by the local voter registration office by noon on Friday, June 11, 2021. Voters can also drop off their marked and sealed ballots at a drop off location at their local voter registration office or polling place up to 7PM on Election Day.
In-person voting ends June 5, 2021. Voters do not have to fill out an application to vote in person. Voters can simply go to their general registrar’s office or satellite voting location, show ID and cast a ballot. More information about what IDs are considered acceptable can be found at elections.virginia.gov/voterID.
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+ Legalization bill patron/copatron
A Voted in favor of legalization, decriminalization, and all medical bills
B+ Decriminalization bill and medical bill patron, and voted in favor of all medical bills
B Decriminalization bill patron, and voted in favor of all medical bills
C+ Medical bill patron. Voted in favor of decriminalization and 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 legalization bills
F Voted against legalization, decriminalization, and botanical medical cannabis bills and/or offered remarks opposing legislation supported by the majority of Virginians
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)