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Address:
P.O. Box 61037
Richmond, Virginia 23261

Main Office
2134 West Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227
8 AM–5 PM, M–F, except holidays
9 AM–5 PM the last two Saturdays before all elections

Customer Service Counter
City Hall
Marshall Street side of the first floor lobby
900 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
8 AM–5 PM, M–F, except holidays

See “VoterAtThePolls” tab for polling places and satellite voting locations

Fax: (804)646-7848

Voter Registration

Who Can Register to Vote?

You must:

Be a United States citizen and a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Be at least 18 years old, or be 17 years old with an impending 18th birthday that will occur on or before a November general election.
Have had your voting rights restored if you have ever been convicted of a felony.
Have had your capacity restored if you have been declared mentally incapacitated in a Circuit Court.

How Do I Register To Vote?

You must complete and submit a Voter Registration application online, in person, or by mail. Click here to print a paper application in English. Click here to print a paper application in Spanish.
If mailed or delivered in-person, the voter registration application must be received before the deadline, which by law is 21 days before an election.
Applications received after the election will be held and processed after the election.

What If I Have Moved or Changed My Name?

You may update your information (name, address) online, in person, or by mail by completing a new voter registration application.

How Do I Cancel My Voter Registration?

You may cancel your voter registration by printing this form and submitting it to the Richmond City Office of Elections, either by mail, email, fax, or in person

How Do I Report the Death of a Registered Voter?

Please return a signed copy of the Report of Death of Registered Voter to the Richmond City Office of Elections.

The Deadline to register for the November 2, 2021 General Election is Tuesday, October 12th (5 p.m. for in person and by mail, 11:59 p.m. for applications submitted online).

Note: You do NOT have to register to vote by party. Virginia is an open primary state. This means that any registered voter in Virginia can vote in either a Democratic or Republican primary. When both parties are holding a primary election, you will be asked by an election officer to identify which primary you want to vote in. You can only vote in one primary.

Persons eligible to register can obtain a registration application at any of the following locations:

Online Registration
At The Richmond City Office of Elections
Download a PDF copy of the registration form

State or local government offices when applying for:
Aid to Dependent Children
Food Stamps
WIC
Medicaid
Rehabilitation Services

State offices that provide assistance to persons with disabilities
Armed forces recruitment offices
Public libraries
Virginia Department of Elections office
Department of Motor Vehicles offices
Voter Registration Drives

Are you interested in hosting a Voter Registration Drive in your community?

You or your organization may conduct a voter registration drive at public locations within the community. Our office will be happy to advise you in planning a successful drive and answering any questions you might have. All individuals or organizations requesting twenty-five (25) or more voter registration applications must register and complete certified training provided by the Department of Elections.

Do you have more questions?

You can find a helpful list of frequently asked questions here.