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Here's what you need to know about registering in Virginia:

  • You need to 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)
  • You need to be a United States citizen.
  • You need to be 18 or older on Election Day. (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)
  • You need to not be registered and plan to vote in another state
  • You can’t be currently considered mentally incompetent by a court of law.
  • If you’ve been convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.
  • If you’re a first-time voter who registers by mail, you’re required to submit proof of identification either at the time of registration or when you vote. You can include a copy of your identification with your registration form.  Acceptable forms of ID include: a current utility bill, bank statement, valid photo ID, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

If you have additional questions about voting in Virginia, please contact:

Virginia State Board of Elections: (804)-864-8901

Registration Deadlines:

You can register up to 22 days before a General Election.

You can register up to 22 days before a Primary Election.

You can register up to 13 days before as Special Election.

You can register up to 7 days before a Special Election Called by the Governor. 

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Communications on this site related to Virginia state elections are paid for by Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC. Authorized by Ralph Northam, candidate for Governor, Justin Fairfax, candidate for Lt Governor, and Mark Herring, candidate for Attorney General.

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