Voter Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register to vote or update your address is October 17, 2016 if you wish to vote in the Nov. 8 election. You do not need to register again if you are already registered at your current address, which you can check online. Registration rolls are closed in the 21 days before general or primary elections and in the 13 days before special elections held at a time other than a general election.
Eligibility to Vote
All U.S. citizen residents of Virginia aged 18 years or older, or who will be 18 by the next general election, are eligible to register to vote, provided they have not been convicted of a felony or judged by a court as mentally incapacitated.
If you’re already registered to vote at your current address and haven’t moved, your registration is still valid and you don’t need to do anything.
Where’s my political party affiliation? Remember in Virginia we do not register to vote by political party, so this information doesn’t appear on your registration record. This means that any registered voter is eligible to vote in any primary election administered by the Office of Elections. if both the Democratic and Republican parties hold primaries on the same day, voters must choose which party ballot they wish to vote.