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Virginia Voting Guide

Do you have questions about an upcoming election? Wondering if you need to show a photo ID in order to vote in Virginia? New to the state and unsure of how or when to register to vote? Continue reading to learn more about voter eligibility in the Commonwealth of Virginia, when to register and more.

Am I eligible to vote in Virginia?

In order to vote in Virginia, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years or older
  • A resident of Virginia
  • Registered to vote (and can't be registered in other states)

Those who are unable to vote in the state of Virginia include people who've been declared mentally incompetent by the court and people who've been convicted of a felony. Convicted felons who are not serving a sentence and have restored their right to vote may vote in Virginia elections.


Where Do I Vote?

Use the Citizen Portal to look up your specific polling location in Virginia. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Anyone in line by 7 p.m. at their designated polling place can vote.

How to Register in Virginia

There are several ways to register to vote in Virginia. This includes registering:

In Person

Visit your local voter registration office.


Register to vote online using the Citizen Portal.

At the DMV

Applications are available at a variety of locations.

By Mail

Mail your application to the Dept. of Elections.

Virginia Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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