Welcome to the Richmond Democracy Center. At the Democracy Center we will help you with all your voting needs. We offer the following services:
- Check Your Voter Registration
- Register to Vote
- Restore your Voting Rights
- Arrange a free ride to the polls
- Pick up a Photo ID Requirements Card
Make sure you are vote ready. Check your voter registration status at least four (4) times a year; make sure that it reads "Active". When your voter registration status is Active, that means that you are "vote ready" for any Virginia election.
If you have a DMV issued ID (Driver's License of State ID), you can register to vote online. You must be a citizen, Virginia resident, 18 years old by election day and not currently convicted of a felony.
In Virginia you are eligible to have your voting rights restored upon release from prison. The Secretary of the Commonwealth maintains a list of people who have had their rights restored; if you are not already on that list, you can request restoration from the same page.Restoration of Rights
On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the Richmond Democracy Center was invited by Tyrone Williams and the Richmond Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals to see their presentation on redistricting by Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP).
On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, Richmond Democracy Center Leaders met at Gilpin Court and Churchill Community Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church from 10am - 2pm to give away Christmas Gifts along with food, music, and a nice visit from Santa.
On Wednesday, November 24th, Democracy Center leadership from Richmond hosted a Turkey Plate Giveaway at Mt. Olivet Church in partnership with All in One Foundation, S.E.E.D. 4 All, The Richmond Lighthouse and the Lynchburg Democracy Center.
Together they served over 50 plates of food, handed out bags of canned goods and registered a few individuals to vote! Bekura Shabazz of Richmond Democracy Center helped a gentleman with his restoration of rights check.
Over the weekend of November 20th, we gave away 50 turkeys to members of the Churchill community in Richmond VA. This is a historically black community that is being gentrified and in desperate need of resources, healthcare, and love!
Sunday, we introduced ourselves to the community and announced the opening of the newest branch of the Richmond Democracy Center at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. At this location we will be scheduling days for civic education, training, advocacy support and town hall discussions.
This will also be the location of the Lighthouse of Richmond where we will be establishing a community resource center with wraparound support for healthcare, mental health, substance abuse and assistance with affordable housing. Changing Hearts and Minds one community at a time.
Special thanks to @BishopHusband, Host Ace Simms with the All-in-One Foundation and our sponsor @CenterForCommonGround Richmond Democracy Center. #happythanksgiving, #seed4all, #nonprofit, #freedomandpowercollective
The Richmond community gathered on July 19, 2021 to join us as we opened the Richmond Democracy Center on 21st Street. We were joined by partners, friends and community members who enjoyed home made ice cream, fried fish, fruit salad, hot dogs and chips on a typical 95 degree day in Richmond.