Registering to vote is a uniform procedure statewide. You must complete a Virginia Voter Registration Application or a National Voter Registration Application. Forms are accepted in person or by mail. You may also download the proper form and mail it to the office. To download the registration application, click here. Once your application is processed, you will be mailed a voter card which tells you where to vote on election day.
Where do I register to vote?
Voter registration applications are available at Voter Registration Offices in Virginia and Government Agencies in Virginia, including such as post offices, public libraries, DMV, and social services.
Who can register to vote?
You must be a citizen of the United States of America. You must be at least 18 years of age by election day. If you have been convicted of a felony, your voting rights must be restored and you must provide proof of restoration. You must not be currently judged by a Circuit Court to be mentally incompetent. Those adjudicated by a Circuit Court to be mentally incompetent may not apply.
When can I register to vote?
You can register to vote any time of the year except 29 days before an election.
Do I have to register by party?
Virginia does not require you to register by party.
Is there a residency requirement for voter registration?
There is not a residency requirement for voter registration, however you must be registered at least 29 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
Do I have to register for each election?
As long as you do not move, your registration qualifies you to vote in all elections held in the precinct where you live.
What must I do if I move to another city or county within Virginia?
Complete a new voter registration application in person or by mail. You may also make changes on the back of your voter card and mail it into the registrar's office in the city or county in which you are registered.
What should I do if I have changed my name or my local address since the last election?
You must inform the registrar's office in writing or in person.
Can I transfer my registration from another state?
To vote in Virginia, you must complete a Virginia voter registration application.