Lost or Damaged Absentee Ballots


If you damage, mark incorrectly (spoil), lose your original absentee ballot or never received it, call the Office of Elections immediately at 703-792-6470 (TTY 711) and we can explain what you need to do to get a replacement ballot.

If the ballot is damaged or spoiled, you must return it to us before we can give you a replacement ballot. Here is what you can do, but we strongly recommend that you call us first at 703-792-6470 (TTY 711).

  • Visit the Office of Elections, 9250 Lee Ave, Suite 1, Manassas, VA, 20110. We can issue you a replacement ballot up until the polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. Make sure to bring your damaged or spoiled ballot.

  • Bring your damaged or spoiled ballot to your polling place, or our office on Election Day, where you can vote once you turn your ballot over to an election officer. If you lost or never received your ballot, you can vote a provisional ballot at the polling place on Election Day. This ballot will not be counted on Election Day. However, once we verify that we did not receive your absentee ballot, we will process your provisional ballot.

  • A voter with an illness or disability who cannot come to our office may designate an individual to pick up and return a replacement ballot on your behalf. Please call the Office of Elections first at 703-792-6470 (TTY 711) to find out what you need to do for this process.


January 17, 2020

First Day to Absentee Vote In-Person 

Presidential Primary


January 20, 2020

PWC Office of Election

DMV Location

February 10, 2020

Last Day to Register to vote for the

Presidential Primary

February 25, 2020

Deadline to Request a Ballot to be Mailed for the Presidential Primary


February 29, 2020

Last Day to Absentee Vote In-Person 


March 3, 2020

Election Day
Presidential Primary  


Don't miss any important deadlines.


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