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The State Board of Elections (SBE) was created in 1946 as a bipartisan agency responsible for ensuring uniformity, fairness, accuracy and purity in all elections in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The agency promotes the proper administration of election laws, campaign finance disclosure compliance, and voter registration processes in Virginia by promulgating rules, regulations, issuing instructions, and providing information to local electoral boards and general registrars. In addition, the agency maintains a centralized database of state-wide voter registration and election related data.
The information on this page is for State-designated voter registration agencies, which are listed below:
Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities
Department for the Visually Handicapped
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Department of Health
Va Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Department of Social Services
Virginia Center for Independent Living
Virginia Employment Commission (Northern Virginia Planning Commission 8 only)
Armed Forces Recruitment
Public Colleges and Universities
Para transit or special transportation services
The purpose of the National Voter Registration Act is to:
Increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote.
Enhance the participation of eligible citizens as voters in elections.
Protect the integrity of the electoral process.
Ensure accurate and current voter registration rolls are maintained.
You must provide the opportunity to register to vote not only at the original application for your services but also when re-certifying, readmitting, renewing, or if the applicant's name or address has changed.
The Virginia Voter Registration Application is available for download. Photocopies are acceptable, but must have an original signature. Faxed copies are not acceptable. There is a revised form now available that has a question for disabled voters regarding if accommodations is needed in order to vote. You may continued to use the older form.
Click here to download the Virginia Voter Registration Application form in pdf format.
The Agency-Based Voter Registration Reference Manual provides procedures and questions you may have regarding how to conduct voter registration in your agency. Please make copies for anyone in your agency.
The Voter Registration Agency Certification is used by the agencies as part of the agency voter registration process. This form certifies that the agency has provided an individual the opportunity to register to vote. An individual may decline to register by checking the boxes on the form or failing to sign the form. The certification form should be kept in the client's file or designated place, and retained for at least 22-months. If additional blank forms are needed, please photocopy these forms. Some agencies have this form or something similar on their computers, these also may be used.
Inventory Order Form for Voter Registration may be used to order additional supplies.
National Voter Registration Application Order Form is used by public colleges and universities to order the National Voter Registration form. There is a fee to order these forms. You also may download the National Voter Registration form and make copies (original signature is required).
View the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Clemency page for information on how to have your rights restored. This will helpful information to all persons formerly convicted of felonies.There is also a form included that has information regarding Restoration of Rights by State. This information concerns the restoration of your rights from other states.
Note: If a person is convicted of a felony in another state and moves to Virginia, the restoration of rights comes from the state in which the individual was convicted not from Virginia.