Virginia Covid Legal Information
We drew these resources principally from Justin Levitt's list of COVID-19 election cases, Standford-MIT Healthy Elections Project COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker, and the National Center for State Legislatures' COVID-19 and 2020 Primary Elections page.
Governor Northam Announces Plans to Postpone Upcoming Virginia Elections in Response to COVID-19
Virginia's Governor announced that he will delay the June 9 state primary election to June 23. The Governor also asked the legislature to move elections scheduled in May to November 3.
Absentee and Early Voting
Absentee Voting; Excuse Requirements
Virginia’s State Department of Elections has clarified that concerns related to COVID-19 will qualify as an excuse to request an absentee ballot for upcoming elections.