Elections and Voter Registration

Next Electoral Board Meetings -

All Meetings held at the Goochland County Administration Bldg, 1800 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063 unless noted. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019- November 5, 2019 General Election Canvass

The minutes from each meeting will be archived here Version OptionsVoter Registration & ElectionsHeadline after approval at the following meeting

Election Day!

The day we have all been waiting for, Election Day, will be Tuesday, November 5. The Polls open at 6am and close at 7pm. 

Please confirm your voter registration status. You can do so online at www.vote.elections.virginia.gov.

Please know where you go to vote. This information can be found on your most recent Voter Information Notice (Voter Card). Or at www.vote.elections.virginia.gov

Due to this year's precinct boundary change between 401 Shallow Well and 402 Centerville precincts, your polling place may have changed. Some who used to vote at St. Matthews United Methodist Church now vote at Grace Chinese Baptist Church.

Also, be familiar with the ballot. Sample ballots are listed by precinct here.

Due to the recent resolution to the boundary dispute between Goochland County and Louisa County, 102 Hadensville and 202 Sandy Hook precincts have multiple ballot styles. You can check to see what what will be on your ballot at www.vote.elections.gov. Please pay particular attention to your House of Delegates District. Some voters that used to vote for the 65th House of Delegates District are now voting for the 56th House of Delegates District.

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Office of the General Registrar by phone (804-556-5803) or email (RMulligan@goochlandva.us).

Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting for the November General Election begins Friday, September 20. You can request a ballot by mailing a Virginia Absentee Ballot Application  to PO Box 1013, Goochland, VA 23063. You can also fax your application to 804-556-6323 or email an application to Rmulligan@goochlandva.us. You can even apply for an Absentee Ballot online at www.vote.elections.virginia.gov. The last day to request a ballot to be mailed is Tuesday, October 29.

Also, beginning September 20, In Person Absentee Voting will be available weekdays during normal business hours and Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, November 2 from 9 am to 5 pm. at the Office of the General Registar located at 1800 Sandy Hook Rd Rm 220, Goochland, VA 23063.


This is an official notice of general election to be conducted in the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 5, 2019. 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 Lists and visit Elections Citizen Portal to view your voter registration status.

Voter Registration                                                                vote_here

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.

Online Voter Registration Application

Apply to register to vote or update your current registration. Or you can download the Virginia Voter Registration application (PDF). Your completed voting application may be submitted by mail or brought to our Voter Registration Office:


General Registrar

1800 Sandy Hook Road, Suite 220

P. O. Box 1013

Goochland, Virginia 23063


Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday


Absentee Voting 

Official Election Notice

Helpful Information

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.

If you need to register or update your registration download the Virginia Voter Registration Application or if you are unsure about where to vote you can check your polling place online.

If you have any questions regarding your registration status, or need information about obtaining an absentee ballot, please call the Voter Registration office at 804-556-5803.

Become an Election Officer                                     


To become an Election Officer one must: 

  • Be registered to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Be willing to start work at 5:00 AM and stay until the precinct is closed and cleaned up (usually about 8:30 PM). 
  • You will receive a stipend for you day of volunteer service.
If you are interested in becoming an Election Officer for Goochland County, please Apply Here.  We will be in contact shortly.