Last updated on January 31, 2020

Plan on bringing photo ID with you to the polls if you are voting in person.  See the section on Voter ID Requirements for a complete list of acceptable forms of ID to bring to the polls.

Virginia voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 22 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 22 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 22 days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration:


Virginia voter registration rules

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;
  • be 18 years old by the next general election;
  • not have been convicted of a felony, or have had your civil rights restored; and
  • not currently be declared incapacitated by a court.

Virginia voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.