Absentee Voting

The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee in the coming June Primary elections is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for Absentee voting in the June 2020 elections due to COVID-19. Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible so they can get their ballots in time to return them by mail by Election Day. 
Apply online for a Virginia absentee ballot 

If you need a paper Absentee Application Form  download and print here’ , call the Voter Registration & Elections office at 520-9277, or email schottj@colonialheightsva.gov. Submit your paper application by fax (520-9209), email, mail, or by placing in the drop box in the City Hall parking lot.  Please address to:
Attn: General Registrar
201 James Ave. / PO Box 3401
Colonial Heights, VA  23834


Absentee voting is available for registered voters who will not be in the City of Colonial Heights on Election Day, or who are unable to go to the polls due to illness or disability. Valid reasons for voting absentee are:
  • Students at institutions of higher learning, and their spouses
  • Absent for business purposes
  • Absent for personal business or vacation
  • Pregnancy
  • Scheduled to work at one's workplace at least 11 of the 13 hours the polls are open
  • Unable to get to the polls because of physical disability or illness
  • Caretakers of confined family members
  • Awaiting trial and under confinement
  • Serving time for misdemeanor convictions
  • Religious conflicts
  • Active duty uniformed services or merchant marine personnel and their dependents
  • Regularly employed outside the U.S. and dependents

Application for Absentee Ballot

An application for an absentee ballot is available at the Registrar's office or to download (below) and may be submitted by mail, fax, or in person. Ballots are usually ready 45 days before an election.

Download the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application

More Information

Visit the Virginia State Board of Elections for more information on Absentee Voting.