To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia a person must:
Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).
Be a U.S. Citizen.
Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.
If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.
If you have moved since you last voted, you need to register at your current address to assure your vote will count. It's a good idea for everyone to check their registration status - just to be sure - call the Voter Registration office at 804-556-5803.