Staying Eligible to Vote

Do I have to register for each election?

No, if you have not moved between elections.

What should I do if I move to another city or county in Virginia after I register?

Call or write any voter registrar. Ask for a voter registration form. The registrar will send you a form and tell you how to complete it and where to mail it. You can also stop by any registration site and complete a new application for voter registration.

What should I do if I have changed my name or local address since the last election?

Tell your voter registrar in writing, or stop by any voter registration site and complete a new application for voter registration. You can also send in the address change portion of your voter registration card.

Can I transfer my registration from another state?

No, you must register in Virginia.

What should I do if I have been convicted of a felony or judged to be mentally incompetent?

Persons convicted of a felony, who want their voting rights restored, must apply to the Governor. For information, write the Secretary of the Commonwealth, PO Box 2454 Richmond VA 23201-2454. Persons judged by a circuit court to be mentally incompetent, who want their rights restored, must obtain a court order restoring their competency.

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