Richmond VA > Office of the General Registrar > Voting Registration

Last Updated: 2017-09-06

Need to Register?

In order to vote in Virginia, you must be registered. The deadline to register to vote is 21 days before most elections. The exact date will be posted under our “Upcoming Elections” link before each election. For specific information about who is eligible to register and vote in Virginia and how you can register to vote, please visit www.elections.virginia.gov.


Already Registered but Moved or Changed Your Name?

If you are already registered but have moved or changed your name, then you need to update your registration. You may become ineligible to vote if you move and do not update your registration – even if you are registered. The deadline to update your registration is the same as that for registering to vote.


Need to Check your Registration?

You can check your voter registration status at www.elections.virginia.gov to see if you need to register to vote or to update your registration.


Need an Application?

There are several ways to register to vote or update your voter registration:

  • Voters who have a valid Virginia driver's license or a DMV issued ID can now register to vote or update their voter registration directly online at www.elections.virginia.gov. No paper involved!
     
  • Information and registration forms for persons living overseas or in the military are available at www.fvap.gov.
     
  • Mail in applications are available at www.elections.virginia.gov, as well as all City libraries and post offices. DMV and other agencies also have paper applications. A full listing of agencies that have paper applications is available at www.elections.virginia.gov.
     
  • In person at any General Registrar’s office. The Office of the General Registrar is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays for this purpose. We are located in room 105 of City Hall, 900 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
     

Please contact us at (804) 646-5950 if you have questions or need assistance.

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