Name Change or Address Update

To be eligible to vote, you must be registered at your current residence address. For general and primary elections, the deadline to register is 21 days before the election.

New Voter Registration Application

If you were a registered voter in another state and have moved to Virginia, you must complete the Virginia Voter Application(PDF, 91KB) to register in Virginia. Registered Virginia voters can also use this application form to update their name or address within Virginia. (For other ways to obtain an application, see Register to Vote.)

Address Change Form

If you’re currently an Arlington registered voter and have moved within the County, you can complete the Address Change form(PDF, 78KB) to update your name or address. You can also use the change of address form on the back of your voter registration card.

  • Note: Virginia law requires all voter registration record changes to be authorized by the voter’s signature, so we can’t update your record by email unless you include a scanned, signed attachment. Visit the office, fax, or mail the changed information to the Office of Voter Registration (Arlington registered voters only). It must include your:
    • Full name
    • Social Security Number (last four digits only)
    • Old address and/or name
    • New address and/or name
    • Date of your move
    • Signature

Fax, mail, or email your information to the general contact information listed below.

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.

Cancel Your Voter Registration

If you no longer live in Virginia or wish to cancel your Virginia voter registration, you can mail or email the request to cancel your registration(PDF, 430KB)  form.