Voter Registration

How Do I Register to Vote?

Registering to vote is a uniform procedure statewide. You must either complete a Virginia Voter Registration Application or a National Voter Registration Application. Completed applications are accepted in person or by mail.

You can also register online through the Virginia Department of Elections. To be eligible to vote in the next election, registration must be completed 21 days prior.


Applications are also available at:

  • Division of Motor Vehicles locations
  • Government Agencies in Virginia, including
  • Post Offices
  • Public Libraries
  • Social Services
  • Voter Registration Offices in Virginia

Once your application has been processed, you will be mailed a Voter Registration Notice which provides where you vote and your federal, state and local election districts.

Virginia Voter Registration Requirements

  • If you have been convicted of a felony, your voting rights must be restored.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • You must be a resident of Virginia.
  • You must not be currently judged by a circuit court to be mentally incompetent.
  • You must not be registered and plan to vote in another state.

Voter Registration Cancellation

Any registered voter may cancel his registration and have his name removed from the central registration records by signing an authorization for cancellation and mailing or otherwise submitting the signed authorization to the general registrar. The general registrar shall acknowledge receipt of the authorization and advise the voter in person or by first-class mail that his registration has been canceled within 10 days of receipt of such authorization. See the links below for more information.