Register to Vote


  • U.S. citizen residents of Virginia
  • 18 years or older, or who will be 18 by the next general election,
  • Not been convicted of a felony or judged by a court as mentally incapacitated are eligible to register to vote. To have your rights restored, apply online or by email.

3 Ways to Register To Vote

You do not need to register in Virginia again if you are already registered at your current address. Check your registration.

If your name or address has changed, you should update your registration to avoid delays when you vote. Registration is closed 21 days before general or primary elections and 13 days before special elections.

If you miss the deadline to register, you might still be eligible to complete a Same Day Registration


Apply or Update Online
You’ll need your Virginia DMV ID.

Mail / Mail Box

Download Application(PDF, 91KB)

Mail or Deliver In Person. There is a mail box outside:

Office of Voter Registration
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Ste 320
Arlington, VA 22201

In Person

Applications Available On Site

No ID or Proof of Address is needed.

Office of Voter Registration
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Ste 320
Arlington, VA 22201

Voter Registration Applications in Languages Other Than English

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission provides the National Mail Voter Registration Application, in Spanish and a number of Asian languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Hindi.

Check your Voter Registration

  • Check online.
  • Call the Office of Voter Registration at 703-228-3456
  • Email the Office of Voter Registration  Include your:
    • Full name
    • Current address
    • Last four digits of your Social Security Number
    • Date of Birth

Register for or Change Political Party Affiliation

Virginia is an Open Primary state which means that all registered voters in Virginia can vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary. You cannot register by party. When both parties are holding a Primary, you will be asked which primary you want to vote in when you check in.