E pluribus unum.

Out of Many, One.

Democracy is the political enactment of a spiritual idea, the sacred worth of all human beings, the notion that we all have the right to the shaping of our democracy.

- Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock

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Are you eligible to vote in Virginia?

To be Eligible to Register to Vote in Virginia a Person must:​

  • Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).

  • Be a U. S. Citizen.

  • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).

  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.

  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.

  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

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Persons Eligible to Register can Obtain a Registration Application at any of the Following Locations:

  • State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services.

  • Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to person with disabilities

  • Armed forces recruitment offices

  • Public libraries

  • Virginia Department of Elections office

  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices

  • Voter Registration Drives

How do you register to vote in Virginia?

The completed application can be filed with the local registration office or mailed to the address printed on the form. Application for registration can be submitted using a Virginia Voter Registration Application form or a National Voter Registration Application form. Military and other persons residing outside of the United States should contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program for registration information.

Once you have submitted your registration form, you should receive an information card or other correspondence confirming your registration status. If you do not receive one, contact your local Registrar’s Office to make sure that your application has been processed. You can also check for your voter record online. Please note that an information card or other correspondence confirming your voter registration status does not qualify as photo identification. For information on qualified identification for voting in person, or how to obtain a Voter Photo Identification card, please visit: elections.virginia.gov/voterID or call toll free at (800) 552-9745 or TTY: 711

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Frequently Asked Questions

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