Voter Registration Requirements

Registering to Vote in Virginia

To register to vote in Virginia, you must:

  • Be 18 years old on or before the date of the next General Election
  • Be a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization
  • Be a resident of Virginia not claiming residency in another state

You are NOT eligible to register to vote in Virginia if you have:

  • Been convicted of a felony, unless your rights have been restored by the Governor or other authority
  • Been judged to be mentally incompetent by a Circuit Court, unless your rights have been restored by the Circuit Court

You should complete a new Virginia Registration Application Form when:

  • Your address changes
  • Your name changes

Protected Voter Status

You may be eligible for Protected Voter Status if you are one of the following:

  • An Active or retired Law Enforcement Officer, Judge, U.S., or Virginia Attorney General Attorney (LEO)
  • Have a Court issued Protective Order for your benefit (CPO)
  • Have evidence of filing a complaint with Law Enforcement that either you or a household member is in fear for personal safety from another person who has threatened or stalked either you or a household member (TSC)
  • Are a participant in the Virginia Attorney General's Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)
  • Are an approved Foster Parent (AFP)

**Please note: To qualify under one of the above Protective Status classes, you must also have a Post Office Box established as your mailing address.