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2.2.2022

How to Update Your Voter Registration in Virginia

With each election, we the people of Virginia get to make our voice heard. In 2022, Virginians will once again have opportunities to engage in this process. With multiple elections this year, don’t miss your chance to cast a ballot.

If you are wondering how to change your address, name, or even your party affiliation, here is a quick guide on how update your voter information:

1. Visit the Virginia Department of Elections website

This website has all things voting in the Commonwealth. 

2. Navigate to the the Registration Tab

This allows you to register, update information, or access voting resources

3. View Your Info

This option will allow you to access the citizen portal and gives instructions on the ways to update information

4. Go to the Virginia Citizen Portal

The citizen portal allows you to register to vote, check your registration status, find a polling place, or apply to vote. 

5. Check Registration Status

It’s good practice to check your registration before you vote to ensure all information is correct. This is crucial to do if you have made any changes to your name or address. By using the citizen portal, making these changes should take a few minutes. Just simply log in with the requested information. From there you will be able to make any changes.

What about party affiliation?

Virginia is one of 19 states who do not track party affiliation in registration. This means for primaries, you can vote in either party primary regardless of personal affiliation. You may vote in person or request an absentee ballot here.

Dates and Deadlines:

With potential primaries on the horizon and general elections in November, don’t miss your chance to express your voice. Here are important election dates to keep in mind for 2022:

Primary Election

  • Registration Deadline - May 30th, 2022
  • If a Primary Election is necessary - June 21st, 2022

We all have a responsibility to engage in the civic process. Update your voter registration today, the Commonwealth is counting on you.

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