Vote for Democracy on Election Day


4PublicEducation.org champions public schools as the cornerstone of a healthy democracy and the right for every child to an exceptional education, thus we encourage all to vote before or on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

Some deadlines are fast approaching, including:

  • November 5th: Last day to apply in-person for absentee ballot AND last day to request a replacement absentee ballot.

  • November 7th: Last day to Request an Emergency Absentee Ballot.

  • November 8th: Election Day.

On November 8th, Election Day, you should have a plan:

  • Know who the candidates are. Ballotpedia is a neutral source that covers all of the Virginia 2022 candidates.

  • Identify your polling place in Virginia here.

  • Arrive at your polling place during polling hours, from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm As long as you are in line by 7:00 pm, you will be able to vote.

  • Bring a friend, neighbor, or family member to vote.

  • Vote with your conscience. Vote for the future.

It is your civic duty to try to get to the polls. Don’t let anyone dissuade you. Additionally, since 2022, Virginia has had same-day registration for voting with a provisional ballot. Some common myths about voting can be found here.

Finally, if you are disabled, polling places should be accessible, meet state and federal accessibility standards, and should have at least one voting machine accessible to disabled voters. The full range of accessible voting options at each polling place can be found here.

Education and justice are democracy's only life insurance.

--Nannie Helen Burroughs (Virginian, Educator, Innovator, Activist)