Voter Registration - FAQs

How do I check if I am already registered to vote, or if my address is correct?

Click here to check your voter registration information. Or you may call the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776. 

What are the voter registration requirements?

        You must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and Virginia resident
  • Be 18 years old on or before the (November) general election

How do I register to vote?

Do I have to show ID or provide any documentation to register to vote?

No. When you sign the voter registration form, you sign an oath swearing/affirming that the information you provide on the application is true.

I moved (or changed my name) since I registered to vote. What should I do?

You must update your voter registration in writing with your signature.

            You have four options:

  • Fill out a voter registration application form online or a hard copy There is no designated "change" form. Or
  • Mail, fax or email the office a signed letter containing your current and updated information. Or
  • Register online at the Virginia Department of Elections Citizens Portal.
  • If requesting an absentee ballot, complete the appropriate part of the absentee ballot application form.

How do I know that my registration has been processed or may address/name updated?

  • You will receive a voter information letter in the mail.
  • Check your voter registration status online or by phone 24/7 at 703-222-0776.

Is there a deadline to register to vote?

Yes. You must register at least 22 days prior to an election. Check deadline here.

  • Online: 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline
  • By U.S. mail: Postmarked on or before the deadline
  • In person: 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline

If you are a millitary or overseas voter, different deadlines may apply.

Can I update my voter registration by fax? Or by scanning my voter regstration form and emailing it?

Yes. The form or change request must contain your signature.

How do I indicate my political party affliation on my voter registration?

Virginia does not register voters by party.


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