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Voting in Virginia

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Virginia?

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

Voter Registration Options in Virginia

You have the following 3 options to register to vote in Virginia:

In Person

Register with your local municipal clerk on the Friday before the election.

Check The Locations Where to Register


you can register online

Click here to Register Online

By Mail

Complete an Application for Voter Registration, Mail the completed application to your local municipal clerk.

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Virginia

You have the following 2 options to vote in Virginia:

In Person

Voters arriving at the polls without photo ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Monday following the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality’s electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted

Click here to locate voting locations

By Mail

Applications can be sent by mail to the office of the local registrar.

Click here to download the Mail-in Ballot

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