A citizen of the United States
At least 18 years of age by the next general election
A resident of Virginia
When can I register to vote?
You may register to vote year-round except during the 28 days prior to a general or primary election.
How do I register to vote?
In person, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) at the: City of Williamsburg General Registrar's Office
Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
757-220-6157 phone and fax
By mail, pick up a Virginia Voter Registration Application at the following sites:
Williamsburg Regional Library – 515 Scotland Street
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – 5235 John Tyler Highway (Route 5)
William & Mary – Office of Residence Life, Campus Center
City of Williamsburg, Department of Human Services – 401 Lafayette Street
Military recruitment offices
Mail the application to:
Office of the General Registrar
P.O. Box 3538
Williamsburg, VA 23185-3538
PLEASE NOTE: Virginia law requires that those who register by mail, rather than in person, must vote in person the first time they vote. Exempt from this requirement are military service members and dependents, overseas citizens, full-time students, and disabled persons.
Download the Virginia Voter Registration Application (PDF). You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program installed on your computer to view and print the application. Once downloaded, you may print the form, fill out completely and sign the form, and then mail it to us. This form may NOT be faxed to be accepted.
Please report 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 (Office of the General Registrar; P.O. Box 3538; Williamsburg, Virginia 23185-3538) or by fax (757-220-6157). In either case, the notice must include your signature to be valid. Notice cannot be made by telephone or by e-mail.
After your change is processed, you will be mailed a new Voter Information Card. If a new card does not arrive within a few weeks, please call us at 757-220-6157 to confirm that your notice was received.
The following information is required to register to vote:
- Full legal name (including middle name)
- Home address
- Birth date
- Social security number
- Affirmation of U.S. citizenship
- Affirmation of not being a convicted felon (or having your rights restored)
- Affirmation of not having been judged to be incapacitated (or court restored)
- Complete address of any previous registration on Election Days
- Signature and date on card.