Easy ways you can help candidates in the last week before Virginia's elections

By Sean Galvin

October 29, 2019

On November 5, 2019, all 140 seats in Virginia’s General Assembly are up for election. Control of both the House and Senate is up in the air, and Democrats have a shot of flipping both chambers from red to blue.

At the Dogwood we know it can be tough to stay on top of what’s happening in local politics. As election day closes in, candidates need as much help as possible. So we put together guides for districts in Virginia with competitive races to help you figure out when and where you can help out.



  • VIRGINIA BEACH / NORFOLK (SD-7): Democrat Rep. Cheryl Turpin vs. Republican Jennifer Kiggans

    Get Out the Vote Kick-Off Party
    1805 Laskin Rd, Ste 102, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
    Fri., Nov 1 at 6 PM – 8 PM EDT
  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY / RICHMOND CITY / POWHATAN COUNTY (SD-10): Democrat Ghazala Hashmi vs Rep Senator Glen Sturtevant

    Get Out the Vote for Ghazala Hashmi and Dawn Adams!
    2900 Halstead Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23225
    Sat., Nov. 2 to Mon. Nov. 4 from 9AM–9PM


The Virginia Department of Elections has a Citizen Portal where you can update your registration, apply to vote absentee, view your polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history.

Important deadlines below:

  • Register to vote — Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  • Request an absentee ballot by mail — Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Vote in-person absentee — Saturday, November 2, 2019

Last but not least: Election day is November 5, 2019.

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