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Voter Registration Requirements
To register to vote in Virginia, you must:
  • Be a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization
  • Be a resident of Virginia not claiming residency in another state
  • Be 18 years old on or before the date of the next General Election

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 name changes
  • Your address changes