Voter Registration

How to Register

Voter registration is available to any Virginia resident who will be eighteen years of age or older by the next General election. Registration can be accomplished at the office of the General Registrar, in person, or by any of the following methods: calling for an application which can be sent and returned by mail; at DMV when obtaining or renewing a driver's license; or at any state or federal agency.

Moving Within The County

If moving within the County or to another county or city within the Commonwealth, the same procedure may be followed. The final day of registration is 21 days prior to any election.

Absentee Ballot

Properly registered voters may vote by absentee ballot if they will be out of the County on Election Day or if they are unable to go to the polls due to physical illness or disability. An absentee precinct, or location where absentee ballots are counted, is located within the office of the General Registrar (Historic Clerk's Office).

For more election information, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.

For those who are currently serving in the Military, or may be overseas, please visit the Military and Overseas Voting Information section of the Virginia Department of Elections website for specific information on absentee voting.

Registration Information

The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. You may register at any DMV or miscellaneous agencies in the Commonwealth, or at our office, which is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You may also vote absentee in-person at our office only. All requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability should be made to the Office of the Registrar. You are encouraged to make application for voter registration.


Individuals may use the following documents or may call the Office of the General Registrar to request a registration application, an application for absentee voting, or to verify that you are registered.

Remember, a good citizen registers and VOTES