To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia a person must:

 

  • ​Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)

  • Be a U. S. Citizen

  • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election)

  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state

  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law

  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored
     

Persons eligible to register can obtain a registration application at any of the following locations:

  • Register Online

  • Download a PDF copy of the registration form

  • Local voter registration office

  • State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services

  • Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to person with disabilities

  • Armed Forces recruitment offices

  • Public libraries

  • State Board of Elections office

  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices

  • Voter Registration Drives

The completed application can be filed with the local registration office or mailed to the address printed on the form. Application for registration can be submitted using a Virginia Voter Registration Application form or a National Voter Registration Application form. Military and other persons residing outside of the United States should contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program for registration information.

Once you have submitted your registration form, you should receive a voter registration card in the mail. If you do not receive one, contact your local Registrar’s Office to make sure that your application has been processed.
 

Registration Deadlines

General - 22 Days before election

Primary - 22 Days before election

Special  - 13 Days before election

Special (Called by the Governor) - 7 Days before election
 

To improve your chances of successful registration:

  • Complete all information blocks on the application. If any information requested does not apply to you, indicate such by writing the word “NONE” or “NA” in that space.

  • Sign and date the registration application file your completed application either by mailing to the pre-printed addressed or delivering it to a local registration office.

Failure to complete the form properly could result in your registration being delayed or denied. 

 

Note that you must provide your social security number, if any, when applying to register to vote in Virginia. Therefore, if you do not provide your social security number, your application for voter registration will be denied. State and local voting officials will use your social security number as a unique identifier to insure that no person is registered in more than one place. Records containing your social security number will not be open to inspection by the public. Your social security number will appear on reports produced only for official use by voter registration and election officials, and for jury selection purposes by courts.

Where to Send Your Completed Application

  • The Voter Registration Application is pre-addressed and can be mailed via the U.S. postal service or hand-delivered to any official registration office.

  • If mailed, the application must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

  • If delivered in person, either by the applicant or a third party, the application must be received by the deadline.

  • Applications postmarked or received after the deadline will be held and processed after the election.

  • For questions concerning completing the application and voting on election day, call your local registration office.

  • Check your voter registration record online.

  • For other questions contact Virginia State Board of Elections 

ELECTION CALENDAR

March 20, 2020

Early Voting In-Person

Town Elections 

Locations

 

April 13, 2020

Last Day to Register to Vote Town Elections

April 24, 2020

Early Voting In-Person

June Primary 

Locations

April 28, 2020

Deadline to Request a Ballot to be Mailed for the

Town Election

 

May 2, 2020

Last Day to Vote Early In-Person for the

Town Elections

Locations

May 5, 2020

Election Day

Town Elections

May 18, 2020

Last Day to Register to Vote June Primary

May 25, 2020

Office of Elections CLOSED Memorial Day

June 2, 2020

Deadline to Request a Ballot to be Mailed for the

June Primary

June 6, 2020

Last Day to Vote Early In-Person for the

June Primary

Locations

June 9, 2020

Election Day

June Primary

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