What are the requirements to be eligible to vote in Virginia state and local elections?

In order to vote under Virginia law, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least eighteen (18) years of age on Election Day, and a resident of Virginia. You cannot register to vote if you have been convicted of a felony, unless you have had your voting rights restored. You also cannot register to vote in Virginia if a court has ruled you to be mentally incompetent.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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