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HOW TO REGISTER

Who may register to vote in Virginia?
When may I register?

Where do I register?

How much does it cost?

Do I need special information to register?

Do I have to register by party affiliation?

When do elections take place?

ABSENTEE BALLOT

Who may vote absentee?
How do I apply for an absentee ballot?
When can I apply for an absentee ballot?
How can I vote an absentee ballot?

VOTING

Where will I vote?
When are the polls open?
What is a party Primary?
Can anyone vote in a Primary election?

How to get to our office?

HOW TO REGISTER

Who may register to vote in Virginia?

Any United States citizen whose home is in Virginia and who will be at least 18 years old by the next general election, is not a convicted felon or who is not adjudicated mentally incompetent, may register to vote.

When may I register?

Year-round, except during the 29 days before a general or primary election or 14 days before a special election.

Where do I register?

Request in person, an application from any registrar's office, or download it here.  It can also be faxed or mailed to the registrar's office.

  • by filling out an application
  • by website: http://www.sbe.virginia.gov
  • by mail: 245 S 4th St, Wytheville, VA 23482
  • in person: 245 S 4th St

How much does it cost?

Voter registration is free.

Do I need special information to register?

You must furnish your full legal name, home address, date of birth, social security number, and any previous place of registration.  You must give this information under oath.

Do I have to register by party affiliation?

No.  The commonwealth of Virginia does not have registration by party.

When do elections take place?

Each year general elections are held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.  If a primary election is called, it is held on the second Tuesday in June.

ABSENTEE BALLOT

Who may vote absentee?

Any registered voter who expects to be out of the county or city on election day, is confined (other than a convicted felon) to a penal institution, or cannot go to the polls because of a physical illness or physical disability.  Or if you cannot go to the polls because you are the person responsible for the care of a sick or disabled family member who is unable to leave home.

How do I apply for an absentee ballot?

Request, by phone or in person, an application for absentee ballot from any registrar's office, or download it here.  The application for absentee ballot can also be faxed or mailed to the registrar's office.

  • request by phone: (276) 223-6038
  • request by fax: (276) 223-6039
  • request by mail: 245 S 4th St, Wytheville, VA 24382
  • request by website: http://www.sbe.virginia.gov

When can I apply for an absentee ballot?

As early as 10 months before an election.  If applying by mail, your application must be received by the Tuesday before the election.

How can I vote an absentee ballot?

First you must fill out an application for an absentee ballot.  Once you have received your absentee ballot, follow the instruction enclosed with the ballot.  Return it in the envelope provided to the electoral board either by mail or in person. The ballot must be received before 5:00 PM on election day.  You can vote an in-person absentee ballot as soon as the ballots are ready and up until 5:00 PM on the Saturday before the election.

VOTING

Where will I vote?

The registrar will send you a voter registration card with the name of the precinct and the location of the polling place.   You must always vote in your precinct. You may be required to show identification at the polls. For where to vote click here.

When are the polls open?

The polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. If you are in line when the polls close, you may still vote.

What is a party Primary?

The Democratic and Republican party may nominate their candidates by either a primary election or by convention or mass meeting. If the party asks for a primary election for the November election, it will be held on the second Tuesday in June. A primary called for the May general election will be held in the first Tuesday in March.

Can anyone vote in a Primary election?

If you are a registered voter, you may vote in any Primary election. However, if a primary is held for both parties in the same election district, you must choose in which primary you wish to vote and you may only vote in one primary.

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 August 2010 12:50