REGISTER TO VOTE – or You can’t vote!
The act of voting is one opportunity for us to remember that our whole way of life is predicated on the capacity of ordinary people to judge carefully and well. Whatever particular decisions we face as we decide how to vote, we must always remember that politicians who encourage us to think that regular people are not up the task of moral deliberation and personal self-government are laying the ax to the very root of liberty.
Alan Keyes (What Voting Means in America, 10/23/1998)
Protect your liberty – VOTE!
To vote in Virginia, you must be:
- a citizen of the United States of America
- a resident of Virginia
- at least 18 years of age on or before the next general election
- are not registered or plan to vote in another State
- have not been judged to be mentally incompetent by a circuit court, unless your rights have been restored by the circuit court
- have not been convicted of a felony, unless your rights have been restored.*
- and BE REGISTERED to vote at least 22 days before a general election.
Virginia allows you to register to vote online, in person (see below) or by mail with government offices, and at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
To register in person, visit your local REGISTRAR’S OFFICE: