Voter Registration

Registration Requirements

The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. If you have moved, even within the county or city in which you reside, notify the Registrar's Office of your new address. Failure to change your address may result in a temporary loss of voting privileges. Contact the Registrar's Office for further information.

Voter registration books close twenty-nine days before any given election, so don't put off updating your information if there has been a change in your name or address. Delaying may cause you to exceed a grace period affecting your eligibility to vote.

Virginia Election Law

  • §24.2-423 “Whenever a registered voter changes his legal name, either by marriage, divorce, order of court, or otherwise, the voter shall promptly notify the general registrar of the jurisdiction where he is registered."
  • §24.2-424 “Whenever a registered voter changes his place of residence within the Commonwealth, he shall promptly notify any general registrar of the address of his new residence."

Check Registration Status

Visit the Virginia Voter Registration Lookup to check if you are registered to vote in Virginia.

Voter Registration Application

To register to vote, please download the Virginia Voter Registration Application, or call us at (804) 520-9277 and we will send you a voter registration application.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Registrants who will not be in the City on election day, needing to vote by absentee ballot due to business, vacation, illness or being a student away at school may visit our Absentee Voting webpage for information.

More Information

Visit the Virginia State Board of Elections for more information on:
  • Voter Registration
  • Candidates
  • Elections