RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Early voting starts Friday for the 4th U.S. Congressional District special election to fill the late Representative Donald McEachin’s seat.

The election between Republican Leon Benjamin Sr. and Democrat Jennifer McClellan will be held on February 21.

Democratic state senator Jennifer McClellan could become the first Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress. She said she’ll continue to focus on issues like environmental justice and reproductive rights.

Republican Leon Benjamin, Sr. is a Richmond native and a United States Navy veteran. The Virginia GOP said he’s committed to bringing the power back to the people. His website said he’s focusing on issues like securing neighborhoods against crime and giving parents a choice.

Brunswick County Voters

Brunswick residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the General Registrar, located at 100 Tobacco Street in Lawrenceville:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Charles City Voters

Charles City residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person as of Friday, Jan. 6 at the General Registrar, located at 10900 Courthouse Road, Charles City:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot is Friday, Feb. 10, by 4:30 p.m. in-person and 5 p.m. online.

The deadline to register or update an existing voter registration is Tuesday, Feb. 14, by 4:30 p.m. in-person or 11:59 p.m. online

Chesterfield County Voters

Chesterfield residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District portion of Chesterfield County can vote early in-person from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Chesterfield County Registrar’s Office located at 9848 Lori Road, 23832:

  • Friday, Jan. 6 through Friday, Feb. 17 (Monday – Friday)
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18

For Chesterfield residents, early voting is only available at the Registrar’s Office for the Special Election, according to the county. There are no other locations open for early voting.

Residents can submit applications in-person or by mail to the Chesterfield County General Registrar’s Office. If you are seeking a ballot to vote by mail for the special election, you have until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 to submit your application.

The last day to register to vote, or update existing voter information, for the special election is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Colonial Heights Voters

Colonial Heights residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person as of Friday, Jan. 6 at the Registrar/Director of Elections, located at 201 James Avenue:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Registrar will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot is Friday, Feb. 10.

The deadline to register or update an existing voter registration is Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Dinwiddie County Voters

Dinwiddie residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the Voter Registration Office, located at 14016 Boydton Plank Road:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A 24-hour ballot drop off box is also available at the Voter Registration Office until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot is Friday, Feb. 10 by 5 p.m.

The deadline to register or update an existing voter registration is Tuesday, Feb.14 by midnight.

Emporia Voters

Emporia residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the Voter Registrar, located at 201 South Main Street:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Greensville County Voters

Greensville residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the Voter Registrar, located at 1781 Greensville County Circle in Emporia:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Henrico County Voters

Henrico residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District portion of Henrico County can vote early in-person daily at the Voter Registration & Elections offices at the Henrico Government Center, located at 4305 E. Parham Road or the Eastern Government Center, located at 3820 Nine Mile Road:

  • Friday, Jan. 6 through Friday, Feb. 17 (Monday – Friday) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A third early-voting site will open on Feb. 13 at Varina Area Library, located at 1875 New Market Road during the following times:

  • Monday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 17 (Monday — Friday) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents can submit applications in-person or by mail to the Henrico County Office of Voter Registration and Elections. For a full list of mail-in ballot drop boxes — as well as other voting information — visit the Henrico County website here.

The last day to register to vote, or update existing voter information, for the special election is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Hopewell Voters

Hopewell residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the General Registrar, located at 106 N. Main Street:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot is Friday, Feb. 10.

The deadline to register or update an existing voter registration is Tuesday, Feb.14.

Petersburg Voters

Petersburg residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the Voter Registrar, located 229 N. Market Street:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prince George County Voters

Prince George residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the Registrar, located at 6602 Courts Drive on the second floor:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot is Friday, Feb. 10.

The deadline to register or update an existing voter registration is Tuesday, Feb.14.

Richmond Voters

Voters can cast their ballots early at the Office of Elections or the Hickory Hill Community Center on East Belt Boulevard. For this election, voters won’t be able to cast their ballots early at City Hall.

Richmond voters can head to the city’s Office of Elections, located at 2134 W. Laburnum Avenue, for early voting from Friday, Jan. 6, until Saturday, Feb. 18. The office will be open for voting during the following hours:

  • Every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11. and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 12, from noon until 4 p.m.

Residents can also vote at the Hickory Hill Community Center, located at 3000 E. Belt Boulevard, from Monday, Jan. 30, until Saturday, Feb. 18. The community center is open for early voting during the following times:

  • Every Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 12, from noon to 4 p.m.

Voters can also drop their ballots in a drop box starting today at the Office of Elections, the Southside Community Services Center or at City Hall.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot in Richmond is Feb. 10.

Southhampton County Voters

Southhampton residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the Voter Registration Office, located at 22305 Main Street in Courtland:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Surry County Voters

Surry residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the Registrar, located at 45 School Street:

  • Every Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot is Friday, Feb. 10, by 5 p.m. The deadline to register or update an existing voter registration is Tuesday, Feb. 14, by 5 p.m. in-person or 11:59 p.m. online.

Sussex County Voters

Sussex residents living within the 4th U.S. Congressional District can vote early in-person at the General Registrar, located at 15080 Thornton Square.

  • Every Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.