REGISTERING TO VOTE
Have Questions About Registering To Vote Or Need Further Information?
Contact or visit the Virginia Department of Elections or your local elections department. Note: If you are going to contact your local elections department, be sure it is for the county in which you live.
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (703) 228-3456
132 North Royal Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Telephone: (703) 746-4050
1100 Bank St., First Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (800) 552-9745
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 323
Fairfax, VA 22035
Telephone: (703) 222-0776
Deadlines To Register
In order to vote using a regular ballot in an election, you must register prior to the following deadlines:
General - 22 Days before election
Primary - 22 Days before election
Special - 14 Days before election
Special (Called by the Governor) - 7 Days before election
Same Day Voter Registration
Starting with the 2022, Virginia voters have been able to do what is called Same Day Voter Registration. Per the Virginia Department of Elections, Same day registration refers to the ability to register to vote in-person and immediately vote a provisional ballot after the deadline to register and vote a non-provisional ballot has passed. Provisional ballots are used by voters who do not appear on the list of registeredvoters at their polling location. Provisional ballots are not processed by a vote counting machine at the time of voting, but rather are subject to approval by the local electoral board prior to the ballot being counted.
This means that up until Election Day, you can register to vote and complete a ballot that will be counted so long as your application to register to vote is approved. For further information, click here to visit the Virginia Department of Elections page on Same Day Voter Registration.
HOW TO VOTE
In-Person on Election Day
In-Person Early Voting
Early Voting starts 45 Day prior to every election.
For information on voting early in Arlington County , click here.
For information on voting early in Alexandria City , click here.
For information on voting early in Fairfax County , click here.
Voters may provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls.
For a detailed list of acceptable IDs and explanation of voting without an ID, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.