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Register to Vote

Voter Registration:

  • To register to vote in Virginia you should provide:

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your Virginia Driver’s License or State ID Number (online applicants only)

  • To register in Virginia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States

  • be a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you want to vote (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 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 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 have been convicted of a felony, or have had your civil rights restored

  • not currently be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law

What You Need to Vote

Voting In-Person:

  • Registered voters can use any of the IDs below or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls. Voters arriving at the polls without an acceptable form of ID will be required to sign an ID Confirmation Statement.

  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License

  • Valid Virginia non-driver’s ID

  • Valid Military ID

  • Valid Tribal ID

  • Valid Student ID from State School

  • Valid US Passport

  • Valid Virginia Voter ID Card

  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address

  • Valid Employee ID with photo

  • Government issued nursing care facility ID card

  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address

  • ID requirements also apply to early voters who vote at the General Registrar’s Office or at a satellite voting location. Note that you can use an expired Virginia driver’s license for voting purposes.

  • For a detailed list of accepted ID please click here: Acceptable IDs for voting in Virginia 

  • “Valid” means the document is genuine and is not expired for more than twelve months, EXCEPT for a Virginia driver’s license, for which the expiration date should NOT be considered when determining its validity. 

  • If your current address does not match that on the voter rolls, the officer of election shall provide you with a change of address form.  False statements in the form are subject to felony penalties. 

  • If you do not have identification with you, you may sign an ID Confirmation Statement.  Otherwise, you may cast a provisional ballot, but you must submit a copy of your ID or sign and submit an ID Confirmation Statement to your local electoral board via fax, email, in-person, or via mail. Your copies or confirmation statement must be received by the local electoral board by noon on the third day after the election (usually a Friday) or your provisional ballot will not be counted.

Key Dates and Deadlines

In-Person on Election Day: Nov 8

Online: Oct 17

By mail (postmarked by): Oct 17

  • Absentee ballot deadlines

    • Request ballot: Oct 28

    • Return ballot by mail (postmarked by): Nov 8

    • Return ballot in person: Nov 8


Voting deadlines:

  • Early voting: Sep 23 - Nov 5

  • In-person: Nov 8

General Election November 8, 2022

Election Day Registration is available. Voting Methods:

  • Overseas Absentee Voting

  • Election Day (Same Day) Voter Registration

  • Early Voting

  • Provisional Voting

  • Military Absentee Voting

  • Absentee Voting Without Excuse

  • Polling Place Voting


Have questions or need more information? Call 1-855-OUR-VOTE


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