Some media outlets (and folks on social media) are reporting claims from a number of previously registered voters who say they are no longer registered to vote in their localities. Check your status at the link below.
Note: You must put in the address where you are currently registered to vote or the system will not locate you in the voter rolls.
Important Dates To Remember For The 2018 Elections
Monday, October 15, 2018: Last day to register to vote in the November General election
Saturday, October 27, 2018: In-Person Absentee Voting-The general registrar's office shall be open a minimum of eight hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018: 5:00 PM Deadline for the general registrar’s office to receive a request for an absentee ballot by mail in the November election
Saturday, November 3, 2018: In-Person Absentee Voting-The general registrar's office shall be open a minimum of eight hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018: November General Election Day
Register To Vote
To register to vote in Virginia, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Virginia, at least 18 years old by the next general election, have had voting rights restored if convicted of a felony, and have had capacity restored by court order if declared mentally incapacitated.
Restore Your Rights
Photo ID Required
Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) when voting in person at their polling place.
There are many different types of photo IDs that voters can use when they vote. All of the acceptable forms of photo ID can be used up to a year after ID has expired. These photo IDs include:
For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs, see this helpful .pdf from the Virginia Department of Elections.
Other Elections And Voting Information
Need a crash course or friendly reminder about the basics of elections and voting?
The Election Process for Students & First Time Voters
A Beginners Guide to Election Rights, Rules and Regulations.
Thanks to our colleagues at TNCC and Radford for inspiration and for the wording used in this guide.