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, August 9, 2022 - 6:00pm -  Agenda


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

NOVEMBER 8, 2022 ABSENT UNIFORMED-SERVICE AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ELIGIBLE TO USE THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT (FWAB) 

This is an official notice of the General and Special Elections to be conducted in the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 8, 2022. 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.

Goochland Residents to Receive Virginia Department of Elections Voter Registration Notice 

In the next couple of weeks, Goochland residents will be receiving a mailer explaining the changes in their Congressional, State Senate, and House of Delegates districts. Please note that this mailer may not reflect all changes to precinct/polling places. As Goochland County will not be holding a primary election in June, any local changes will take place prior to the November election. Here is an example of what the mailer will look like:


Once the Virginia Department of Elections has completed the adjustments, some voters will receive a second mailer with updated precinct/polling places.  Voters can find accurate Electoral Voting Districts, Precinct, and Polling place information by utilizing the interactive web application on Goochland County’s website at https://www.goochlandva.us/1191/Redistricting.  We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion that this may cause.  Please contact the Goochland Registrar’s office at (804) 556-5803 with any question or concerns.


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

To find your address, Electoral Voting District, Precinct and Polling Place in Goochland County's interactive full screen web application CLICK HERE

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.