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Voter Registration

 


 

Who Can Register To Vote?

To vote in Harrisonburg, you must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

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How Do I Register To Vote?

First, fill out a Voter Registration Application form which can be obtained by:

  • Calling your local Registrar's office at 540-432-7707
  • Stopping by your local Registrar's office at 345 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
  • Online: Virginia Department of Elections
  • Filling out and printing a personalized City of Harrisonburg PDF version of the Virginia Voter Registration Application Form PDF[310KB] which then needs to be returned in person or by mail to the local Registrar's office

Applications can also be obtained at:

  • State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services
  • Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to person with disabilities
  • Armed forces recruitment offices
  • Public libraries
  • Virginia Department of Elections office
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices
  • Voter Registration Drives  

The completed application can be filed with or mailed to the City Registrar Office at 345 South Main Street, PO Box 20031, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-7531. Application for registration can be submitted using a Virginia Voter Registration Application form or a National Voter Registration Application form.  Military and other persons residing outside of the United States should contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program for registration information.

Once you have submitted your registration form, you should receive a voter registration card in the mail.  If you do not receive one, contact the Registrar's office at 540-432-7707 to make sure that your application has been processed.

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Am I Registered Accurately?

You can check to see if you are already registered to vote, verify and update your information by going to the Virginia Department of Elections website.

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What Type Of ID Do I Need?

Fill out a Voter Photo Identification Card Application which can be obtained by:

  • Calling your local Registrar's office at 540-432-7707
  • Stopping by your local Registrar's office at 345 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA  22801 

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Cancel Voter Registration

Fill out a Request to Cancel Voter Registration form which can be obtained by:

  • Calling your local Registrar's office at 540-432-7707
  • Stopping by your local Registrar's office at 345 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
  • Online: Virginia Department of Elections
  • Filling out a personalized City of Harrisonburg PDF version of the Request to Cancel Voter Registration Form PDF[421KB] which then needs to be returned in person, by mail, e-mail or fax to your local Registrar's office

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