Registering to vote in Virginia requires that you submit a form.
This can be done in person, online, or by mail, and the form is available on-line and at many government offices around the state.
If you are registering for the first time in Virginia there is an ID requirement (see the NOTE below).
The same form you use to register to vote is also used to change your name and/or address.
To be eligible to vote, you must satisfy all of the following requirements:
Voters may pick up a Virginia Voter Registration Application at the following sites:
Or you can print the Virginia Voter Registration Form or register online.
Submit your application to register to vote, update your residence address, or submit a name change year-round online (preferred method using VA DMV Driver's license #), at local Registrar's office, or by mail.
Voter registration changes are not processed when the registration books are closed (the 21 day period before each election).
Applications received while books are closed will be held at the PWC General Registrar’s office and processed when registration reopens. Please call our office at contact number below for assistance.
The calendar of elections has a summary of the elections scheduled for the year and our Office of Elections webpage will have the dates that the voter registration books are closed.
Yes. However, you must be registered to vote prior to the Books Closed period.
Seventeen-year-olds may register to vote as long as they will be 18 before the next General Election. These voters are also eligible to vote in Primaries associated with the General Election (e.g., if your birthday is Nov. 1, you can register in April and vote in the June Primary and the November Election)
General Elections are normally the November Elections; however, Town Elections are also General Elections. So, Town residents must turn 18 before the next Town Election (May of even-numbered years), or wait until after the Town Election to register, which still allows them to vote in the June Primary for November general elections.
Citizens who have been convicted of a felony can petition the Governor to restore voting rights.
This process can take as long as six months to complete: Visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s page on Restoration of Rights, or call the Restoration of Rights Division at 1-855-575-9177
Once your rights have been restored you can register to vote--you must annotate the date that voting rights were restored in Block 4 of the Virginia Voter Registration Application
If you are an overseas citizen, military personnel, or dependent of military personnel, you may register to vote in Virginia if your current or last U.S. residence was in Virginia.
To register, use either the Federal Post Card Application or a Virginia Voter Registration Form.
For more information, see our Absentee Voting or visit FVAP (Federal Voting Assistance Program).
Virginia Online Registration (When prompted, use VA DMV Driver’s License #)Download Voter Registration ApplicationMilitary and Overseas Civilian Voters Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)A Voters Acceptable Forms of Photo ID Registration Cancellation Form Report of Death of Registered Voter Election Officer Interest Survey
Office of Elections9250 Lee Avenue, Suite 1Manassas, VA 20110-5554Phone: 703-792-6470Fax: 703-792-6461Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEmail: AbsenteeVoting@pwcgov.org
Registration Satellite Office inside DMV building2731 Caton Hill RoadWoodbridge, VA 22192-4116