Frequently Asked Questions
- When are the polls open?
Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Polls are open on November 7, 6am – 7pm.
For early voting information, please see the Election Calendar.
- Where do I vote? How can I find my voting location?
- Select Layers and check Voting Precincts Location, Voting Precincts and Voting Districts.
- Enter your address and click Search.
- Click Map It, then zoom out to see what precinct and district your residence is located in.
- Click the flag in your precinct for voting location details.
- How do I know who will be on my ballot?
This year (2023):
- Every precinct will be voting for the VA State Senate, House of Delegates, and Constitutional offices.
- If you live in Cuckoo District, Louisa District, or Jackson District, you will also have Board of Supervisors and School Board.
- If you live in the Town of Mineral, you will also be voting for Town Council.
- Why did my voting location change?
Virginia counties are required every 10 years to redistrict according to the census and state redistricting. Redistricting is a bi-partisan process intended to ensure that populations are represented fairly as they grow.
The state underwent redistricting in 2022. Louisa County moved from the 7th Congressional District to the 5th Congressional District. Redistricting occurs every 10 years and new boundaries are determined for each district by the Board of Supervisors. This includes voting location changes as well.
- Can I vote at the Office of Elections on Election Day?
No, the only place to vote on Election Day is your polling place.
- I am not registered to vote. Can I still vote?
You may register to vote on election day (called Same Day Registration) at the voting location assigned to your address and vote a provisional ballot.
- How do I vote curbside?
Curbside voting is available for people aged 65+ or with a physical disability. Call the number posted outside of your precinct and an election officer will be out to assist you. A person accompanying the curbside voter may go inside and make an election officer aware.
- Do I need an ID to vote? What do I need to bring with me to vote?
You will not need your voter registration card on Election Day.
You must show ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement to vote. The most common IDs to use are your Virginia driver’s license or your Voter ID card, as these have a barcode that makes checking in easier. Acceptable ID can be any one of the following:
- Your voter confirmation documents
- Your Virginia driver’s license
- Your Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
- Your U.S. Passport
- Your employer-issued photo ID
- Any other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID
- Your valid Tribal enrolment or other Tribal ID
- Your Voter ID Card issued by the Department of Elections
- A valid student ID issued by a public or private school of higher education located in the U.S.
- A valid student ID issued by a public or private high school in Virginia
- A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck containing your name and address
- A signed ID Confirmation Statement
You may learn more on the Virginia Department of Election website to include learning about the provisional ballot process for voters without an acceptable form of identification and who refuse to sign an ID Confirmation Statement.
- What do I do with my mailed in ballot?
You can drop off your completed mail in ballot at any precinct location or the drop box at the Elections office (103 McDonald Street) until 7pm. If you no longer want to use your mail in ballot, and instead want to vote in person, turn in your envelope with your ballot to your polling place.
- How do I know who my current representatives are?
- Why should I feel secure about the election process in Louisa County?
Republicans and democrats together run Virginia elections, and there are representatives of both parties that serve at every level. This system of checks and balances is coupled with secure and accurate pollbooks and scanners that are never connected to internet. Please click here for more information on our secure process.
- I live in Mineral. Why do I not get to vote for town offices?
These are only for the people living within the Mineral corporate town limits.
- If I have an absentee ballot, but decide I want to vote in person on election day, can I still vote at my voting location on Election Day?
Yes. If you no longer want to use your mail-in ballot, you must surrender your ballot to your voting location in order to vote in person. If you do not bring your mail-in ballot, you will have to vote a provisional ballot.
You can also drop off your completed mail-in ballot at any precinct location’s drop box located at the Chief’s table or the drop box at the Voter Registration office until 7pm.
- Where can I find information on Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests?
Please see the link below to our FOIA FAQs on our County Attorney's page.