Absentee voting begins Friday for the General Election on Nov. 5. Registered Virginia voters may vote absentee in person at their local voter registration offices or by mail. To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of 20 eligibility requirements. Important dates to remember if you are planning to vote on Nov. 5: The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 15. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. In-person absentee voting is available Monday through Friday during regular voting registration office hours and on two Saturdays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, which is the last day for absentee voting in person.