Voter Registration Information

You are eligible to register to vote if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years of age by the next general election
  • A resident of Virginia

You will also need a valid Photo ID in order to vote in-person. If you meet these requirements you may register to vote.

Did you know that when you register to vote in Virginia, you DO NOT register to vote by party? Virginia is an Open Primary state which means that any registered voter in Virginia can vote in either a Democratic or Republican primary. When both parties are holding a primary election, you will be asked which primary you want to vote in when you check-in with your photo ID. Note, you may only vote in one primary.

Please report a change of name or address:

To remain a qualified registered voter, the law requires you to notify your local voter registration office of any change in your name or address. This must be done before the registration books close for the next election. You can submit your notice of change of name or address either by mail to the Hopewell Office of the Registrar, 245 East Broadway, Suite 4; Hopewell, Virginia 23860, by fax to (804) 452-5828, or you can scan your notice of change, including your signature and email it to vote@hopewellva.govIn either case, the notice must include your signature to be valid. Notice cannot be made by telephone.

After your change is processed, you will be mailed a new voter information postcard. If a new postcard does not arrive within a few weeks, please call us at (804) 541-2232 to confirm that your notice was received. Please note that the postcard cannot be used in place of a valid Photo ID, as it does not include a photo.

When can I register to vote?

You may register to vote year-round except during the 22 days prior to a General or Primary election, 13 days prior to a Special election, or 7 days prior to a Special election called by the Governor (Code of Virginia §24.2-416).

2018 Election Voter Registration Deadlines:

  • May 1 Town Elections: April 9 at 5PM, ONLINE: 11:59PM
  • June 12 Primary Election(s): May 21 at 5PM, ONLINE: 11:59PM
  • November 6 General Election: October 15 at 5PM, ONLINE: 11:59PM

How do I register to vote?

Office hours are extended prior to Elections specifically for voter registration and absentee voting. To determine the extended hours for any upcoming Election, please visit our absentee voting page. Hours are also extended for candidate campaign finance filing deadlines, absentee ballot application deadlines and voter registration deadlines.

Hopewell Office of the Registrar
245 East Broadway, Suite 4
Hopewell, Virginia 23860
Phone: (804) 541-2232
Fax: (804) 452-5828

Persons eligible to register can obtain a registration application at any of the following locations:

  • Online Registration
  • Local voter registration office
  • Download a PDF copy of the registration form
  • State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for:
    • Aid to Dependent Children
    • Food Stamps
    • WIC
    • Medicaid
    • Rehabilitation Services
  • Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities
  • Armed forces recruitment offices
  • Public libraries
  • Virginia Department of Elections office
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices
  • Voter Registration Drives

Mail the completed and signed application to:

Hopewell Office of the Registrar
245 East Broadway, Suite 4
Hopewell, Virginia 23860

PLEASE NOTE: By law, first-time voters in Virginia who register by mail must vote in person (either on Election Day or Absentee In-Person) unless they are:

  • Students
  • Overseas Citizens
  • Citizens with a disability or illness
  • Active duty members of the military or their dependents

* Please enclose a copy of one of the following documents that shows your name and address with your application: (1) current and valid photo ID, (2) current utility bill, (3) bank statement, (4) government check, (5) paycheck, or (6) other government document.

Download the Virginia Voter Registration Application. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program installed on your computer to view and to print the application. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and is distributed by Adobe Systems.

Hosting a voter registration drive in your community:

You or your organization may conduct a voter registration drive at public locations within the community. We will be happy to advise you in planning a successful drive, training volunteers, and answering any questions you might have. We can assist you by providing voter registration and absentee ballot forms in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean languages. Forms and other informative materials are located on the Voter Forms page.

For more information, call our office at 703-222-0776. Effective July 1, 2013 all individuals or organizations requesting twenty-five (25) or more voter registration applications from the State Board of Elections (SBE) or local voter registration offices must register and complete Virginia Department of Elections certified training.

For current calendar community outreach events, visit: Voter Photo ID Opportunities (events).

Upcoming Voter Photo ID Opportunities

Current & Historical voter registration statistics:

For detailed voter registration statistics provided by the Virginia Department of Elections, visit the current and historical voter registration statistics and our election returns page for further election analysis.

Current and Historical Voter Registration Statistics