23% of 18-29 year olds voted in Virginia in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

The Virginia voter registration deadline is October 16, 2023. Voters can apply online, in-person, or by mailing in a completed application.

Check Registration Status

Check your Virginia voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old on or before Election Day, and a resident of Virginia.

  • In order to register to vote you cannot be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law. If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address. See more information here.


The deadline to register to vote in Virginia for the General Election is October 16, 2023.


Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of registering to vote in Virginia: online, mail in a printable application, or in-person.

  • Once your voter registration form is submitted, you should receive an information card or other correspondence confirming your registration status. If you do not receive one of these, contact your local Registrar’s Office.
  • Further voter registration information for Virginia can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 20, 2023

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Virginia offers in-person, by-mail, and early voting in the 2023 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Any registered voter in Virginia may request an absentee ballot and is not required to provide a reason. Click here to access Virginia’s Vote by Mail Application Form or click here to request your ballot online.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 11 days prior to Election Day (October 27, 2023).
  • Your completed mailed- in ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received by 12pm 3 days afters the election (November 30, 2023). Ballots may also be hand-delivered to your local registrar, deposited in a drop box (click here for drop box locations), or submitted online via email by 7 pm on Election Day.
  • It is possible to apply for an emergency absentee ballot. The application must be completed and delivered by 2 pm the day before the election (November 26, 2023), and voted ballots must be returned before the polls close on Election Day.
  • Further absentee/by-mail voting information for Virginia is listed here.

Early Voting

Virginia offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins 45 days prior to the election (September 22, 2022) and ends the Saturday right before Election Day (November 4, 2023).

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 6 am-7 pm.

  • In order to vote in Virginia, you must present a valid form of ID. Information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Virginia voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 20, 2023

Questions? Contact us here.