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."

Register to Vote or Check Your Registration Status

Visit the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal to register to vote, update your current Virginia voter registration, apply to vote absentee by mail, or view your polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history.

Voter Registration Application

For a paper Voter Registration Application, please download and print the Virginia Voter Registration Application, or click here’ for a fillable application.  You may also call us at (804) 520-9277 and we will send you a voter registration application.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Registrants can vote early in-person or apply to vote absentee by mail.  Visit our Absentee Voting webpage and the Virginia Department of Elections website for more information.

More Information

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