Do I have to register by Party?

No. Virginia is an open primary state which means that any qualified voter can vote in either party's primary election. Virginia does not have party registration in its voter registration process. In other words, citizens do not designate a political party affiliation when registering to vote in Virginia. The only restriction is when more than one political primary is held on the same day, known as a dual primary. 

While Virginia election law stipulates that any qualified voter may vote in either political party's primary, no voter may vote in more than one political party's primary on the same Election Day.

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1. Do I have to register by Party?
2. Do I have to register for each election?
3. What is required to vote?
4. What is the deadline for registering to vote?
5. How do I know that I’m registered?
6. How do I report changes in my name or address?
7. How do I register to vote?
8. Am I eligible to vote?
9. My name and/or address is incorrect. How do I get it corrected?
10. I have multiple addresses. Which one do I use?
11. Can my POA (Power of Attorney) sign my application for me?
12. Is my SSN (Social Security Number) required to apply for voter registration?
13. What if I don’t have a valid photo ID?
14. Where do I vote?
15. What if I don’t have a valid photo ID on Election Day?
16. I am in college away from home. How do I vote?
17. Can I vote early?
18. Can I vote absentee?
19. When does absentee voting begin?
20. How do I vote absentee?
21. What do I need to bring to the polls?
22. I am serving in the Uniformed Services and/or Overseas. How do I vote?
23. When do the polls open and close?
24. What’s on my ballot?
25. Can my child watch me Vote?
26. Do I have to vote for Every Office or Question on the Ballot?
27. I have a disability or mobility issues. How do I vote?
28. I made a mistake on my ballot. What do I do?
29. How do I know that my vote is secure?
30. What is a Provisional Ballot?
31. I was not allowed to vote or I think I have witnessed an Election Law Violation
32. How do I become an Officer of Election?
33. Is there a residency requirement for voter registration?
34. When do Elections take place?
35. What is a Primary Election?
36. Can anyone vote in a Primary election?
37. What if I move within the 21 days the books are closed?
38. How do I cast a write-in vote?