Where Should I Register to Vote?
You must register to vote before you may vote in Virginia.
If you are a student living at school in Virginia, you can choose whether to register at home or at school. But you may not register at both! Decide which location you consider to be your primary home, and register to vote there.
When you move, be sure to update your voter registration with your new address.
Register to Vote
Register right now at vote.virginia.gov!
You will need to give your residence address in Virginia to register to vote. A dormitory or college address is acceptable, but you may not use a P.O. Box for this purpose. If you cannot receive mail at your address, you may also give a local mailing address.
Ways to vote
If you register to vote at school, you will be able to vote in person at a polling place near your school, college, or university.
If you register to vote using your parent’s address and your school is too far away to get to your polling place on Election Day, students (and their spouses) can vote using an absentee ballot:
Don’t forget your Photo ID
You will need to show one acceptable photo ID whenever you vote in person in Virginia. This is Virginia law for all voters, including students.
Many types of photo IDs are acceptable for voting in Virginia, including your student photo ID if issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia. You may also use your Virginia driver’s license, U.S. passport, employer-issued photo ID, or other photo ID. Photo IDs can be used to vote up to one year after the ID has expired.
If you don’t have acceptable photo ID, go to a voter registration office to get a free Voter Photo ID, even on Election Day!