From the City Of Harrisonburg Facebook Page
Harrisonburg voters: We have received several calls from voters concerned that the state website vote.elections.virginia.gov is not showing that their vote was counted, so the Registrar's office offered this information on how everything works:
- If you voted on Election Day and put your ballot into the scanner your vote was counted immediately. Ballots are counted when they go in the scanner. To check that you got credit for voting (which is a separate process that takes a couple days after the election) you can go to the state website, click on 'Check Registration Status' and log in with your information. Then scroll down to the 'Voter History' section and click the + to expand. There you will see the 2020 November General Election listed meaning you got credit for voting in this election. Again, inserting your ballot into the machine means it was counted. Voter credit is a separate process that simply means you appeared to vote, it has nothing to do with whether your vote counted or not. It takes a week or so after the election to upload the voter credit to the states website.
- If you voted by mail or early in-person, go to the state website, click on 'Check Registration Status' and log in with your information. Then scroll down to the 'Vote Absentee by Mail' area and you will see a date in the 'Ballot Received' column. For Mail voters that is the date your ballot arrived. For early in-person voters that is the date you voted at an early vote center. If there is a date in that column your vote was counted.
Also please note that one point of confusion is the 'My Ballot' section on the state website. This is where races to appear on the ballot you would be voting would be listed if there were an active election. Since the election has passed that section will be blank. Voter credit is under either 'Voter History' or 'Vote Absentee by Mail' those are the sections you are looking for.