You may apply to register to vote during an online, mail-in or in-person driver’s license, ID card or address change transaction.
DMV does not register you to vote or change your voter address. By law, only a local voter registrar can register you to vote or change your voter information.
If you are conducting an online transaction or an in-person transaction at a DMV customer service center, you will be offered an electronic voter registration application, either on your device's screen or the electronic screen located at every customer service window.
- If you are a United States citizen and are otherwise eligible, this process will automatically register you to vote, update your voter registration information or pre-register you to vote if you will not be 18 before the next election, unless you decline. If you do not decline, the screen will prompt you to answer the questions required to register to vote or to update your voter information with the Department of Elections.
- Please read each question carefully and complete the entire transaction. DMV will electronically transmit your responses to the Department of Elections.
For in-person transactions at a DMV Connect location or a DMV Select, as well as mail-in transactions, you can use one of the following forms to indicate that you want to apply to register to vote or change your voter information.
- Driver's License/ID Card Application (form DL-1P)
- Commercial Driver's License Application (form DL-2P)
- Address Change Request (form ISD-01)
If you are a citizen of the United States and wish to apply to register to vote, answer the citizenship and voter registration questions on the form with “Yes.”
If you answer “Yes” to both questions, you will be given a paper voter registration application either in person or by mail.
Note: DMV Selects can only process address change transactions.
Your Voter Registration Status
You are not registered to vote until your local voter registrar reviews and approves your voter registration application. If approved, you should receive a voter registration letter within 30 days showing your voting location and election district. Contact your local registrar if you do not receive the voter registration confirmation.
You can also contact the Virginia Department of Elections at 1-800-552-9745 (TTY 711) if you
- Have questions about voter registration
- Want to know the status of your application
- Do not receive your voter registration card
- Need to find out where you are registered to vote
For additional information on how to register to vote or cast a ballot, including current identification requirements, visit the Department of Elections website.