You may register to vote​​ if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • A U.S. citizen and a resident of Virginia
  • A minimum of 18 years of age (by the day of the next general election)
  • Having your voting rights restored if you have ever been convicted of a felony
  • Having your capacity restored if you have been declared mentally incapacitated in a Circuit Court

The voter registration deadline is 22 days before the next general or primary election as required by Commonwealth law. Residents must be registered in the precinct in which they reside. "Vote by Mail" application forms are available upon request.

Residents of Virginia can now register to vote, update their voter registration information, verify their voter registration status or apply for a vote by mail ballot (FPCA, FWAB, Annual, Virginia) online through the Virginia Department of Elections website

Third Party Voter Registration Training requires individuals and groups conducting voter-registration drives to register and to receive training. All individuals and groups that plan to obtain 25 or more voter registration applications must complete this training prior to obtaining these voter registration applications from the Department of Elections or a local voter registration office.

All certifications expire on June 30 of each year. You must be recertified each year if you wish to continue to hold voter drives or distribute voter-registration applications. To schedule training, you may contact the Department of Elections, access online training​ or contact your local voter registration and elections office.

​​​The local precinct list is updated to reflect any changes to precincts and polling locations. For more information, contact the office by phone at 757-385-8683 or by email at You can can also email for questions regarding early voting and voting by mail.

Early in-person voting will be available at the Voter Registration & Elections​​​ office prior to the next scheduled election as required by law. Please be reminded that your absentee ballot application to request your ballot by mail is due no later than 5 p.m. on the 11th day before the election. You may submit your completed application online​ or by mail, email or fax. 

The deadline to vote absentee in person is always the Saturday preceding the election. Mailed ballots must be received in our office by 7​​ p.m. on Election Day.