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Virginia voter registration guide

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Virginia voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 15, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 15, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by October 15, 2020

Check your Virginia voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Virginia registration using the Virginia voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Virginia voter registration rules

To register in Virginia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you want to vote
  • be 17 years old to register and 18 years old by the next General Election. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • if convicted of a felony, have had your civil rights restored. Most people have their civil rights restored when they complete probation and parole. You may find your civil rights status here: https://solutions.virginia.gov/RestorationOfRights/Search and
  • not currently be declared incapacitated by a court.

Register to vote online in Virginia

  • You must include your Virginia driver's license number or Virginia state ID number and the last 4 digits of your social security number with your online voter registration application.
  • Visit the Virginia online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 15, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in Virginia

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Virginia requires you to provide your full social security number when you register to vote. Your social security number will appear on reports produced only for official use by voter registration and election officials and, for jury selection purposes, by courts.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 15, 2020

Register to vote in person in Virginia

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. Virginia voters must provide their Virginia driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Virginia voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Virginia elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Virginia State Board of Elections  
1100 Bank Street, 1st floor  
Richmond, VA 23219