Voting In Virginia

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 15, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUESTED. Last four digits of the voter's Social security number is requested on a paper form. If one was never issued then the voter may still register. ID is required for to register online. See ONLINE REGISTRATION for more info.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voter must have a valid Virginia Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID Number and a social security number to register online.

DEADLINE: Twenty-two (22) days before a General or Primary Election. Thirteen (13) days before a Special Election. Seven (7) days before any Election called by the Governor.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their Voter Registration Office. Voters can also register in person at multiple locations. Click HERE for a full list.

DEADLINE: Twenty-two (22) days before a General or Primary Election. Thirteen (13) days before a Special Election. Seven (7) days before any Election called by the Governor.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Virginia voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask that they enact automatic voter registration in Virginia.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new address covered by the same polling place as your old address, should fill out a change of address form to vote at that polling place on Election Day.

Voters who move to a new address in a different polling place within the same county or city and congressional district, can vote at the polling place associated with your old address through the November general election following your move. You can continue to vote at that polling place through the second federal general election following your move, but only if you affirm your new address to an election officer at your polling place.

Voters who move to a new address in a different county or city in the state, can vote at the polling place associated with your old address through the November general election following your move.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

PHOTO ID REQUIRED. Voters must present one (1) form of ID from the official list of acceptable ID. Click HERE for a list of approved IDs.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters can apply ONLINE or download and print an application which can be mailed, faxed, emailed or hand delivered to their Voter Registration Office. First time Absentee Voters MUST provide ID from a list of APPROVED IDs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications submitted by mail, fax, or email must be received by the Tuesday before Election DAy. Applications made In-Person must be made by 5:00pm the Saturday before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Virginia voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Virginia.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their Voter Registration Office and vote that ballot in the same trip. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Virginia voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Virginia should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more info on registering to vote and voting in Virginia.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Virginia.

Felony conviction?

An ex-felon who has completed their term of incarceration, probation, and parole MUST apply to have their rights restored. Ex-felons MUST re-register.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.