Elections and Voter Registration
Office and Satellite Closed for Columbus Day
The Office of the General Registrar and the Voter Satellite Office located at the Goochland Sports Complex used for Early Voting will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2021 in observance of Columbus Day.
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 12, 2021- 6:00 PM- The Electoral Board will be reconvening their meeting recessed on September 13, 2021-Agenda
The minutes from each meeting will be archived here Version OptionsElections and Voter RegistrationHeadline after approval at the following meeting
The November General Election will be held on November 2, 2021 in Goochland County. All Precincts will be open from 6am to 7pm. If you are in line at 7pm you will be allowed to vote. Here are some helpful hints to make sure things go smoothly and quickly:
Check your voter registration. You can check the status of your voter registration using the citizen portal at the Department of Elections website here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/. Make sure you are registered at the correct address and with the correct name. Any confusion can make it difficult to find your name on the Poll Book and lead to delays.
Know where you vote. You can check where you vote using the citizen portal at the Department of Elections website here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/. You have to vote at your designated polling place. If you go to the wrong polling place you will be directed to the correct polling place which will lead to delays.
Know what is on the ballot. Do not let there be any surprises at the Polls on Election Day. You can view a sample ballot on our Election Information and Sample Ballot page here Version OptionsUpcoming Election Information and Sample BallotHeadline. Knowing who you are going to vote for will allow you to mark your ballot quickly and be on your way.
Know how to mark a ballot. Simply fill in the bubble next to the candidate of your choice. Making any other mark, such as an x or check may result in the machine not reading your mark and your vote not being counted.
Bring ID. Some form of identification is required to vote in Virginia. Here is a list of some approved forms of ID:
- voter confirmation documents
- valid Virginia driver’s license
- valid United States passport, or any other identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States
- any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth or any private school located in the Commonwealth
- any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in any other state or territory of the United States; (v)
- any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
- a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing the name and address of the voter.
For a more detailed list please see the Department of Elections' Voter Identification Chart
NOVEMBER 2, 2021 ABSENT UNIFORMED-SERVICE AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ELIGIBLE TO USE THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT (FWAB)
Absentee Voting, Early Voting and Vote by Mail...
Voting Absentee In-Person
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 17 and continuing until Friday, October 29. Absentee Voting will also be open for Absentee Voting on Saturday, October 23 and Saturday, October 30 from 9am until 5pm and Sunday October 24 from 12pm until 4pm.
Voting Absentee by Mail
Ballots for the November 2, 2021 November General Election will be available Friday, September 17, but you can request them right now! The last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be sent to you is Friday, October 22.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also apply for an Absentee Ballot online.
Track your ballot on its way to you here: http://v2.ballotscout.org/goochland-county/search
Returning your ballot
Your voted ballot can be returned by mail to PO Box 1013, Goochland, VA, 23063.
Track your ballot on the way back to us here: http://v2.ballotscout.org/goochland-county/search
Ballots can be returned in person during normal business hours to the General Registrar at the Office of the General Registrar 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063
Ballots can also be returned during normal business hours drop off locations 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 23 and Saturday, October 30 from 9am - 5pm and Sunday, October 24 from 12pm-4pm.
Drop off locations will also be available at our polling places on Election Day. Please visit the District Information page for a list of those addresses.
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.