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
Early voting starts on Friday, September 17th.
Early voting hours: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm;
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Last day of in-person early voting is Saturday October 30th at 5:00pm
Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you: Friday, October 22, 2021. Request must be received by the local voter registration office by 5:00pm. Completed ballot must be received by registrar by November 2nd by 7pm. Completed ballots may be mailed, delivered to the registrar or dropped in a dropbox.
Deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration is Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Voter registration offices open Saturday, October 23, 2021 and October 30, 2021 for early voting. Use the Virginia Citizen Portal to check your voter registration, register online, update voter information or apply for an Absentee ballot.
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
Early voting starts on Friday, September 17th and ends on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
8am to 5pm Monday through Friday except Holidays
9am to 5pm the two Saturdays before the Election
Voters from all Richmond City Districts may vote at any Early Voting Location.
Dropboxes for Early Voting are available at all locations in the first floor lobby area.
Office of the General Registar
2134 West Laburnum Avenue
900 East Broad Street
Hickory Hill Community Center
3000 East Belt Blvd
PRECINCT 111 has moved.
The polling locations for the following Precincts have moved due to COVID-19 concerns: 203, 206, 207, 412 and 702.
If you need help in voting your ballot or make a mistake, you may ask your election officer for a new ballot. The City of Richmond uses optical scan voting equipment that tabulates the voters' choices which are marked on a paper ballot.
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.