The voter registration deadline for the June 11, 2013 Democratic Primary is Monday, May 20.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 is the deadline to register to vote or update your address for the November 5, 2013 General Election.
If you can't remember when or where you last voted, or if you think you registered to vote at the DMV or at a public function like a rock concert or festival but you don't have a voter card, you may not be eligible to vote in any upcoming elections unless you register before the registration deadline! You may also be ineligible if you have moved since you last voted but haven't updated your voter registration address.
If you are already registered to vote at your current address and you have not moved, your registration is still valid and you do not need to do anything. But if you do need to register or update your address, you need to do so by the registration deadline in order to be eligible to vote in a specific election.
Call the Office of Voter Registration today to check on your current registration status or have an application form mailed to you. Call 703.228.3456. If you prefer to check on your registration via email, be sure to include your full name, current address, last four digits of your social security number or date of birth, and valid email address so we can check your record, if any.
You can also check the status of your voter registration online from the Virginia State Board of Elections web page. Please note, however, that you may not be eligible to vote if you have moved from the address on record. Call 703.228.3456 for assistance.
All U.S. citizens residents of Virginia 18 years of age or older, or who will be 18 by the next general election, are eligible to register to vote, provided they have not been convicted of a felony or judged by a circuit court judge to be mentally incompetent. [Top]
The Office of Voter Registration is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We also have extended evening and weekend hours and additional in-person registration sites closer to the election dates; please see the Arlington County Calendar or call 703.228.3456 for details.
The easiest way to register is to either download the Virginia Voter Registration Application or request an application form be mailed to you.
The Virginia Voter Registration Application is for permanent U.S. citizen residents of Virginia. Print the application form, sign it, and either return it in person or mail it to General Registrar, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 320, Arlington VA 22201. Sorry, we cannot accept this application via fax unless you are already registered in Virginia and only updating your address. Please see the application instructions for more information.
Not a Virginia resident? You can download the National Voter Registration Application from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Please follow the instructions on the web site for your particular state.
If you would prefer to have an application form mailed to you, please send us an email message with your name and address.
Applications are also available at numerous locations around the County, including all public schools and libraries, post offices, recreation centers, nature centers, senior centers, and many government offices. You can also pick up forms at many business locations. [Top]
General Elections are held in Arlington every November on the first Tuesday after the first Monday. If the political parties call for Primary Elections, they are always held on the second Tuesday in June. Presidential Primaries are held on the fourth Tuesday in February in Presidential election years. Special Elections are held as necessary. See our Election Information Page for specific election information. [Top]
All polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on election days. [Top]
All Virginia voters are be required to show some form of identification when they go to the polls to vote. You can use your voter registration card; Virginia driver's license; social security card; any identification card issued by a federal, state or local government agency; or any employer identification card with a photograph.
Remember, a new Virginia law requires all voters present valid ID at the polls. The voter card is one of several forms of valid ID and the easiest to obtain!. If you don't bring your ID, you can't vote a regular ballot but instead must vote a provisional ballot, which won't be counted unless you provide the registrar or electoral board a copy of your ID by the Friday after the election. Please call 703-228-3456 or email us to request a new voter card be mailed to you. [Top]
If you haven't updated your voter registration record since your move or name change, please complete one of the steps below to assure your voter registration record is properly updated. Remember, to be eligible to vote, you must be registered at your current residence address.
Please note: Virginia law requires all changes to voter registration records to be authorized by the voter's signature. We cannot update your record without your signature. For that reason, we cannot accept address changes by e-mail. [Top]
Email us or call the Office of Voter Registration at 703.228.3456.