Elections and Voter Registration

Absentee Voting

Voting Absentee In-Person “Early Voting”

WE WILL NOT BE USING THE SPORTS COMPLEX SATELLITE FOR THIS ELECTION. In-Person Absentee Voting will be available for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary at the Goochland Office of the General Registrar at 1876 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, VA 23063 during normal office hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays beginning Friday, January 19 and continuing until Friday, March 1. The office will also be open for Absentee Voting on Saturday, February 24 and Saturday, March 2 from 9am until 5pm as well as Sunday January 21 from 12pm until 4pm.

Voting Absentee by Mail

Ballots for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election will be available Friday, January 19, but you can request them right now! The last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be sent to you is Friday, February 23, 2024.

Applications can be returned in person at the Office of the General Registrar located at 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063, by mail to the General Registrar at PO Box 1013, Goochland, VA 23063, by fax to 804-556-6323 or by email to vote@goochlandva.us

You can also apply for an Absentee Ballot online

Returning your ballot

Your voted ballot can be returned by mail to PO Box 1013, Goochland, VA, 23063. 

Ballots can also be returned during normal business hours to a drop off location at the Office of the General Registrar 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063 

Drop off locations will also be available at our polling places on Election Day. Please visit the our District Information page for a list of those addresses.



Voter Registration 

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. 

Official Electoral Map - 2022

Goochland County Official Electorial Map - 2022 - 3-11-22

Below is a link to the Goochland County Official Electoral Map shown above, please click the link to view a larger version of the map.

Goochland County Official Electoral Map - 2022


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.