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.
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.
- Voter Registration Cancellation
- § 24.2-427. Cancellation of registration by voter or for persons known to be deceased or disqualified to vote.