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Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4376
Fax: (202) 225-0017
Your active involvement as a registered voter can have a profound impact in our community. Below, you will find information on how to register to vote, registration deadlines, and how to determine if you are already registered. You will also find information on how to vote by absentee ballot.
Individuals applying to register to vote must be:
Apply to Register to Vote in Person
Persons eligible to register can obtain a registration application at any of the following locations:
The completed application can be filed with the local registration office or mailed to the address printed on the form. Application for registration can be submitted using a Virginia Voter Registration Application form or a National Voter Registration Application form. Military and other persons residing outside of the United States should contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program for registration information.
*Once you have submitted your registration form, you should receive a voter registration card in the mail. If you do not receive one, contact your local Registrar's Office to make sure that your application has been processed.
|Election Types||Registration Deadlines|
|Code of Virginia §§ 24.2-416|
|General||29 Days before election|
|Primary||29 Days before election|
|Special||13 Days before election|
|Special (Called by the Governor)||7 Days before election|
To determine your voter registration status, please visit the online form to confirm status.
To obtain an absentee ballot application:
Overseas Personnel (Military & Non-Military) See Absentee Voting Procedures for Overseas Personnel (Military & Non-Military)
You can contact your local Voter Registration Office to request an absentee ballot application. You can either return the completed application to your local voter registration office either by mail or fax. The absentee ballot application must be received in your local voter registration office by the Tuesday before election day to receive a ballot by mail.
Alternatively, you can download The Virginia Absentee Ballot Application (on-line fillable pdf format). Or, if you are an absent active duty military voter (or spouse/dependent) or overseas voter you should download the Federal Post Card Application instead of the Virginia application. You must have the Adobe™ Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view or print either portable document formatted (pdf) application. If you do not have Adobe™ Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can download and install the Adobe™ Acrobat Reader free of charge. After downloading the application form: 1) print the form, 2) read the instructions accompanying the form, 3) fill out the requested information on the form carefully, 4) sign the form and, 5) mail or fax the completed application to your local general registrar's office by the Tuesday before election day to receive a ballot by mail. (Note, if you email or fax the Federal Post Card Application, you must then mail the signed original to your local registrar, as it also serves as your registration application.)
Virginia law prescribes that Applications for absentee ballots shall be completed in one of the following manners: