Frequently Asked Questions (Forms Mailed to Voters)

Why are you sending me registration forms in the mail?

I changed my address at DMV. Why are you sending me a Voter Registration form?

Why are you sending me a letter/card asking for my new address? 

I received a Voter Card for someone who does not live at my address. What should I do?  

I can not locate my voter card, how do I obtain a new one?  

How do I contact the Office of Elections?  

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Why are you sending me registration forms in the mail?

The Office of Elections does not send out forms for registration unless a citizen requests one:  

  • If there was a problem with an application that you submitted to our office or DMV, we will send another form for you to complete
  • You may receive a registration form from a voter registration drive that obtained a mailing list
  • If you are wondering about your registration status, please call our office at 703-792-6470

 I changed my address at DMV. Why are you sending me a Voter Registration form? 

If you recently moved and changed your address at DMV or online with DMV, the DMV might send you a partially completed Voter Registration Form for you to sign and mail back

  • Changing your address on your VA Driver's License at DMV does not change your address for Voter Registration because Voter registration changes require your signature
  • DMV will mail a separate form to complete this transaction. This form will contain a self-addressed envelope for you to return the application to the State Board of Elections office in Richmond.  If you live in Prince William County, please mail directly to our office address at the bottom of the page.
  • When you update your voter registration address online and use your VA Driver's License (DL) number, the VA DL number links to your DMV signature--not required to mail application

Why are you sending me a letter/card asking for my new address?  

When changes occur in voter registration or precinct location, the Office of Elections sends a new voter card or a letter requesting address verification

  • When the Office of Elections has a voter card returned as undeliverable, we will send a letter to the forwarding address the United States Postal Service provides--Please sign and return the form to verify your new address
  • Once you return the signed letter, we can use it to update your voter registration record to ensure you are registered at the correct address and eligible to vote in future elections
  • If you do not respond, re-register, or vote within the year, you will receive another mailing from the State Board of Elections asking you to verify your correct address
  • If you do not respond in a timely manner to the State Board of Elections, your name could be removed from the Virginia Voter Election Registration Information System (VERIS) database 

I received a Voter Card for someone else who does not live at my address. What should I do?  

There could be many reasons why you received a Voter Card for another person:

  • Other than a simple mistake in writing or entering an address, the Voter Card could be for a person who was registered at your address in the past
  • It could be for a voter whose registration was never updated or canceled
  • It could be a military or overseas voter whose last U.S. address is in Virginia
  • Please write on the envelope, "Return to Sender," and drop the envelope in the mail--we will start the procedure to locate this voter's correct address or remove from the voter registration database
  • If you are concerned or suspect fraud, please call our office at 703-792-6470

I can not locate my Voter Card, how do I obtain a new one?   

  • You can visit 9250 Lee Avenue, Manassas or 2731 Caton Hill Road, Woodbridge; or, call our office at 703-792-6470 to request a new card
  • The Voter Card must be mailed to you at your registration address

How do I contact the Office of Elections? 

The Office of Elections is located at
9250 Lee Avenue, Suite 1
Manassas, VA 20110-5554
Phone: 703-792-6470
Fax: 703-792-6461 or 703-792-4973

 

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If you still have unanswered questions or comments on the information provided here, please send them to us. You should receive a response within 24 business hours; however, if you don't hear from us in a timely manner (especially close to Election Day) please call the office.
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