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Virginia Voter Information

Visit the Virginia Department of Elections’ website or your county’s website to learn about upcoming local elections!

Register to vote

If you are: 1) a resident of Virginia; 2) a U.S. citizen; 3) 18 years old (or 17 years old if you will be 18 years old by the election):

Register to vote by mail, online through Virginia’s Citizen Portal, or in-person.

Voter checklist

Do you know who is on your ballot?

We’ve compiled an index of some of the major elected positions in state and local government and their functions to help you prepare to vote and become acquainted with how state and local government impacts your life and your community.

View the guide

Know your rights

Under Virginia law, you have a right to:

  • Vote free of discrimination or intimidation
  • Vote if you are in line by the time polls close (7 PM).
  • Request curbside assistance at your polling location if you have a disability or are over 65 years old

Felony Vote Restoration

As of March 16, 2021, anyone convicted of a felony and released from incarceration may be eligible to vote, even if you are still on probation or parole or still owe fines or fees for your conviction. Visit to check if your voting rights have been restored. If Virginia has not already restored your rights, you can submit a request at

Once you confirm your rights are restored, you must register to vote!

ID requirements

You need to provide an approved form of ID to vote.

The following IDs are acceptable:

  • VA driver’s license or official ID card
  • Valid student ID
  • Your recent paycheck
  • Valid government-issued ID
  • Valid employee ID card with photograph
  • Government check
  • U.S. Passport
  • Voter ID card issued by the Department of Elections
  • Any other government document containing your name and address
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Current utility bill or bank statement
  • Signed statement confirming identity

Forgot your ID?

If you do not bring an approved ID, you can still vote. You can sign a statement affirming your identity or you will be given a provisional ballot.

Report issues

Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?

Report an issue

About Voting Rights Defender

LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Defender project

Our local partners

VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.

Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Virginia may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Virginia affect you.