How to register to vote . . . and more
You are eligible to register to vote in Virginia if you are:
You should receive a Virginia voter registration card in the mail. If you do not receive your card, contact the local registrar to be sure your application was processed.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY GENERAL REGISTRAR 9848 Lori Road (Court Square) P.O. Box 1690 Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804-748-1471) firstname.lastname@example.org
GOOCHLAND COUNTY GENERAL REGISTRAR 1800 Sandy Hook Road P.O.Box 1013 Goochland, Virginia 23063 (804-556-5303) email@example.com
HANOVER COUNTY GENERAL REGISTRAR 7497 County Complex Road P.O. Box 419 Hanover, VA 23069 (804-365-6080) HanoverVoting@hanovercounty.gov
HENRICO COUNTY GENERAL REGISTRAR 4301 E. Parham Rd. Rm. 105 23228 and 3820 Nine Mile Rd. Rm. 100 23223 P.O. Box 90775 Henrico, VA 23273 (804-501-4347) firstname.lastname@example.org
POWHATAN COUNTY GENERAL REGISTRAR 3910 Old Buckingham Road Suite E Powhatan, VA 23139 (804-598-5604) email@example.com
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS Washington Building 1100 Bank St. First Floor Richmond, VA 23219 (804-864-8901) Tollfree: (800-552-9745) firstname.lastname@example.org
You may request an absentee ballot if you expect to be away from home on election day for reasons including:
- on personal or professional business or vacationUnable to go to the polls because you are:
- attending college or university away from home (also spouse)
- on active military duty (also spouse or dependent)
- have a religious obligation
- temporarily residing outside the U.S. for employment (also spouse or dependent)
- working and commuting for 11 or more hours between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm on election day
- member of electoral board, registrar, officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment
- a first responder (law enforcement, fire fighter, emergency technician, or search and rescue)
- pregnant, ill, disabled, or hospitalized
- caring for a sick or disabled family member
- confined while awaiting trial or convicted of a misdemeanor
You can apply to vote absentee as early as one year before the election. Ballots are available 45 days before most elections.
To vote absentee by mail, complete the Absentee Ballot Application form and return it to your local registrar's office. After the registrar processes your application, you will receive your ballot in the mail. Complete your ballot and return it to your local registrar by 7:00 pm on election day.
You may also vote absentee in-person within 45 days of election day at your local registrar's office.
For complete information on the restoration of rights process see the website of the Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth at https://commonwealth.virginia.gov/judicial-system/restoration-of-rights/ or contact the Restoration of Rights Division at 804-692-0104 or 1-855-575-9177