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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.

Arlington County

Office of Voter Registration

2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (703) 228-3456

City of Alexandria

Office of Voter Registrations and Elections

132 North Royal Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Telephone: (703) 746-4050

Virginia Department of Elections

Washington Building
1100 Bank St., First Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (800) 552-9745

Fairfax County

Office of Elections

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.


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.

Voter ID

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.

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