Applying to Register to Vote

You may apply to register to vote or to change your voter registration mailing address at any DMV office. Indicate your intentions on the voter registration section of the driver’s license application. To apply to register to vote in Virginia, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Virginia, and be at least 18 years old by the next general election. You must have had your voting rights restored by a circuit court if you have been convicted of a felony or if you have been declared mentally incompetent.

To check your voter registration status, contact your local registrar or the Department of Elections at 1-800-552-9745 or TTY 711.

Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

To sign up to be a donor and save lives, check yes on your driver’s license, learners permit, or ID card application. For more information about organ, eye, and tissue donation or to sign up online, visit

If you are age 18 or older, your registered decision to be a donor will be honored. If you are under age 18, you can indicate your wishes to donate by checking yes; by law, your parents and guardians must make the final decision. It is important for all ages to share your decision to be a donor with your friends and family.

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