Elections and Voter Registration

Next Electoral Board Meetings 

All meetings are to be held at the Office of the General Registrar, 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063 unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 6:00pm - 

The minutes from each meeting will be archived here after approval at the following meeting



This is an official notice of the General and Special Elections to be conducted in the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 7, 2023. If you are an absent military or overseas citizen eligible to vote in state and local elections, you may register to vote and submit an absentee ballot application electronically for a specific election or any elections up through the next year using the Department of Elections voter registration portal.  Please note that a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Virginia DMV is required to complete the process paperlessly.  If you do not have a DMV-issued ID, you may also apply by using the federal postcard application (FPCA), available at  www.fvap.gov. You can submit your FPCA by scanned email attachment to  info@elections.virginia.gov or via fax to (804) 371-0194. Detailed instructions are provided in the Virginia Voting Assistance Guide. FPCA’s are valid for all elections in the calendar year in which they are submitted and must be renewed annually.

If you do not receive your state ballot in time, you may vote using a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), available at www.fvap.gov. You can identify all of the state, local offices and, if applicable, ballot measures that, as of this date, are expected to be on the ballot by visiting the Candidate Lists and visit ELECT's Citizen Portal to view your voter registration status.

Absentee Voting

Voting Absentee In-Person “Early Voting”

In-Person Absentee Voting will be available at the Goochland Sports Complex at 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, VA 23063 during normal office hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays beginning Friday, September 22 and continuing until Friday, November 3. The location will also be open for Absentee Voting on Saturday, October 28 and Saturday, November 4 from 9am until 5pm as well as Sunday September 24 from 12pm until 4pm.

Voting Absentee by Mail

Ballots for the November 7, 2023 November General Election will be available Friday, September 22, but you can request them right now! The last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be sent to you is Friday, October 27

Virginia Absentee Ballot Application

Applications can be returned in person at the Office of the General Registrar located at 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063, by mail to the General Registrar at PO Box 1013, Goochland, VA 23063, by fax to 804-556-6323 or by email to vote@goochlandva.us

You can also apply for an Absentee Ballot online

Returning your ballot

Your voted ballot can be returned by mail to PO Box 1013, Goochland, VA, 23063. 

Ballots can also be returned during normal business hours to a drop off location at the Office of the General Registrar 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063 or at the Voter Satellite Office at the Goochland County Sports Complex 1800 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063. 

The Sports Complex drop off location will also be available on Saturday October 28 and Saturday, November 4 from 9am - 5p as well as Sunday, September 24 12pm-4pm

Drop off locations will also be available at our polling places on Election Day. Please visit the our District Information page for a list of those addresses.

Track Your Ballot

You can track your mailed ballot using the Ballot Scout Lookup Tool: https://ballotscout.org/partners/595410ba-a9e2-4da8-a601-0412562a50ab/search

Official Electoral Map - 2022

Goochland County Official Electorial Map - 2022 - 3-11-22

Below is a link to the Goochland County Official Electoral Map shown above, please click the link to view a larger version of the map.

Goochland County Official Electoral Map - 2022

Voter Registration 

To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia a person 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 U.S. 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.

Apply to register to vote or update your current registration online here

Or you can download and print the Virginia Voter Registration Application here. Your completed application may be submitted by mail or brought to our Voter Registration Office. 

Become an Election Officer

To become an Election Officer one must:

  • Be registered to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Be 18 years of age. 
  • Be willing to start work at 5:00 AM and stay until the precinct is closed and cleaned up (usually about 8:30 PM).
  • You will receive a stipend for you day of volunteer service.

 If you are interested in becoming an Election Officer for Goochland County, please apply here.  We will be in contact shortly.