Voter Registration

Registration Requirements:
The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. If you have moved, even within the county or city in which you reside, notify the Registrar’s Office of your new address. Failure to change your address may result in a temporary loss of voting privileges. Contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.

Voter registration books close twenty-two days before a general or primary election, thirteen days before a special election or seven days for a special election (called by the governor).

Virginia Election Law

§24.2-423 “Whenever a registered voter changes his legal name, either by marriage, divorce, order of court, or otherwise, the voter shall promptly notify the general registrar of the jurisdiction where he is registered.”
§24.2-424 “Whenever a registered voter changes his place of residence within the Commonwealth, he shall promptly notify any general registrar of the address of his new residence.”

To be eligible to vote in Virginia a person must:
•Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).
•Be a U. S. Citizen.
•Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
•Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
•Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.
•If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

Persons eligible to register to vote may do so online, by downloading voter registration application or by calling us at (434) 634-2544 and we will mail you an application.

Voting by Absentee Ballot
Registrants who will not be in the City on election day, needing to vote by absentee ballot due to business, vacation, illness or being a student away at school may visit our Absentee Voting webpage for information.

Check Registration Status
Visit the Virginia Voter Registration Lookup to see if you are registered to vote in Virginia.

More Information
Visit the Virginia State Board of Elections for more information on:

Voter Registration
Candidates
Elections