Voter Registration

Am I Registered to Vote?

You can check your Virginia Voter Registration status online through the Virginia Department of Elections’ Voter Information Portal; just click the button that says ‘Check registration status.’

How Do I Register to Vote?

Registering to vote is a uniform procedure statewide. You must complete a Virginia Voter Registration Application. Completed applications are accepted in person or by mail. You can also register online by clicking the "Register to Vote" button on the  Virginia Department of Elections’ Voter Information Portal

To be eligible to vote in an election, registration must be completed and submitted at least 22 days prior to the date of the election in which you wish to participate. (Voter registration rolls are closed to new registrants and changes for the 21 days before each primary and general election.)

Voter Registration Applications are also available at:

  • Division of Motor Vehicles locations
  • Post Offices
  • Local Public Libraries
  • Local Departments of Social Services
  • Voter Registration Offices in Virginia

Voter Registration Cards/Proof of Registration

Once your application has been processed, you will be mailed a Voter Registration Notice (Roanoke County sends a Virginia Voter Registration Card which can also be used as a form of voter identification) that lists your Election Day precinct and polling place and your federal, state, and local election districts.

To request a new Virginia Voter Registration Card, please submit a new Virginia Voter Registration Application by mail, online via the Virginia Department of Elections Voter Information Portal, or calling us at (540) 772-7500 to request that a copy be mailed to you at the residential address at which you are currently registered to vote.

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

Canceling Voter Registration

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 one of the following signed forms to the Department of Elections:

ELECT-427A - Voter Registration Cancellation

ELECT 427B - Report of Death of Registered Voter

These forms may be submitted by mail to Roanoke County Elections at P.O. Box 20884 Roanoke, VA 24018, via email to "elections@roanokecountyva.gov", or in person at our office at 900 Chestnut St., Vinton, VA 24179.