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.
Apply to register to vote or update your current registration online here.
Or you can download and print the Virginia Voter Registration Application here. Your completed application may be submitted by mail or brought to our Voter Registration Office.
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.