Upcoming Election Information and Sample Ballot

Sample Ballots for Goochland County.

General and Special Election, Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Goochland County Sample Ballots

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Download the Official Virginia Dept of Elections Voter Information Guide

Absentee Voting

In Person Absentee:

The Goochland County Voter Registration Office is open Monday through Friday 830AM to 430PM.  You may vote Absentee In-Person during normal business hours in the six weeks prior to any election.  We are also open the last Saturday before every election and the last two Saturdays before the November elections.  Saturday Voting is 900AM to 5PM. 

Requesting a mailed ballot:

Option 1: Online requests for Absentee Ballots are through the Virginia Online Citizen Portal. Select "Update/Check Registration" and enter the requested information.  Below your Voter Registration Profile, click the box to request an Absentee Ballot and we will mail one to you within 1 business day.

Option 2: Call our office at 804-556-5803 and we will place an Absentee Application in the mail.  Fill it out and return to us by the Absentee Request deadline.

Option 3: Download and print an Absentee Application.  Mail it to our office (Registrar, PO Box 1013, Goochland, VA 23063) so that it arrives by the Absentee Application deadline.

Did you already request an Absentee Ballot?

Track the status of your ballot here.

Information for Military and Overseas Voters


This is an official notice of an election to be conducted in the Commonwealth of Virginia on June 12, 2018. If you are an absent military or overseas citizen eligible to vote in state and local elections, you may register to vote and submit an absentee ballot application electronically for a specific election or any elections up through the next year using the Department of Elections voter registration portal.  Please note that a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Virginia DMV is required to complete the process paperlessly.  If you do not have a DMV-issued ID, you may also apply by using the federal postcard application (FPCA), available at  www.fvap.gov. You can submit your FPCA by scanned email attachment to  info@elections.virginia.gov or via fax to (804) 371-0194. Detailed instructions are provided in the Virginia Voting Assistance Guide. FPCA’s are valid for all elections in the calendar year in which they are submitted and must be renewed annually.

If you do not receive your state ballot in time, you may vote using a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), available at www.fvap.gov. You can identify all of the state, local offices and, if applicable, ballot measures that, as of this date, are expected to be on the ballot by visiting the Candidate Listsand visit Elections Citizen Portal to view your voter registration status.

Additional information on Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) can be found here (link).