Public Service Announcements

Absentee Voting
In person (no excuse) absentee voting (early voting) begins at the Voter Registrar’s Office only (20 East Gay Street, Harrisonburg 22802) on Friday, September 22 (8 AM – 4 PM) and also includes Saturday, October 28 (9 AM – 5 PM) and Saturday, November 4 (9 AM – 5 PM). November 4 is the last day to vote in person prior to Election Day. A valid ID is required when voting. Acceptable forms of ID (Voter-Identification-Chart-Rev-4-28-21.pdf (

Curbside voting is also available at the location listed above during the hours noted. 

Vote Absentee by Mail (Vote By Mail)

You may request a Vote By Mail application at the registrar's office or online at the Virginia Department of Elections website

The deadline to request a vote by mail ballot is eleven days before a Primary or General Election.  As a general rule, Absentee Ballots do not start being mailed out until 45 days before Election Day.  Ballots may be returned as soon as they are completed.  Make sure to follow the included instructions carefully.

Important Dates:

The Voter Registration Deadline for the November General and Special Election
  • At Registrar's Office *Check operating hours for DMV or other state designated voter registration agencies authorized to receive voter registration applications.
  • By mail - Postmarked by October 16, 2023.
  • Online Registration via Virginia Department of Elections website - 11:59pm  *Applications that are required to be printed and delivered to the registrar should be treated as regular mailed in applications (postmarked by October 16, 2023). The October 16th, 5:00pm deadline would apply if they are submitted in-person at the Registrar's Office. 

Monday, October 16, 2023
In Person Absentee Voting Starts (Early Voting)
Friday, September 22, 2023 (8 AM – 4 PM)

In Person Absentee Voting
Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and on Saturday, October 28th 9am-5 pm November 4th 9am-5:00pm (Rockingham County Voter Registrar’s Office, 20 East Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA) 

September 22nd – November 4th
The last day to vote in person Absentee (Early Voting)
Requested absentee ballots for the November 7th General and Special Election will be mailed by September 22

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

The last day to request a ballot by mail
Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 5:00 PM

The last day for absentee ballots to be returned by mail

 *The Ballot can also be returned in person at the Registrar's office but only by the voter, or to your polling location on Election Day.

**Ballots must be returned to the locality from which they were mailed out.

For the November General and Special Election: Postmarked by November 7, 2023

Returning Your Completed Absentee (Vote By Mail) Ballot 

You can drop your voted ballot in the mail, or return it directly to the Registrar's Office in person.  You can only return your own ballot in person, please do not deliver anyone else’s ballot to the office. Do NOT put your voted ballot in the Treasurer's Drop Box, or leave it in any other city department office.

Bring your mail in ballot to the polls on Election Day!

  • There will be drop boxes at each voting precinct on Election Day. Harrisonburg voters can drop off any Absentee Ballots at any Harrisonburg voting precinct on Election Day.
  • If you have requested an Absentee Ballot, but you would prefer to vote in person, please bring your ballot with you on Election Day.  If you do not have your ballot with you, or did not receive your ballot, you will have to vote provisionally.

For more information regarding Absentee and Early Voting go to:  Virginia Department of Elections - Absentee and Early Voting

To obtain an Absentee Ballot Application:

  • Call your local Registrar's office at 540-564-3055
  • Stop by your local Registrar's office at 20 East Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • Online: Virginia Department of Elections

 Military and Overseas Voters: Virginia Department of Elections - Military & Overseas

Consolidated List of Candidates

Precinct Boundary Descriptions

On Election Day (Tuesday, November 7, 2023) all voting locations are open from 6 AM – 7 PM.

HandicappedCurbside Voting is available at all voting precincts on Election Day.