Elections and Voter Registration

Next Electoral Board Meetings 

Until further notice the Goochland County Electoral Board will be holding meetings virtually via Zoom. Information to view/join meetings will be posted here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021- 6pm - 

Minutes for approval

Meeting ID: 837 0772 6691
Passcode: 881943

To join meeting online:


if you would like to speak during citizen comment please click "raise hand" (if using mobile device press "more" and then "raise hand").

To join using telephone:

        888 788 0099 US Toll-free

        877 853 5247 US Toll-free

if you would like to speak during citizen comment press *9 to raise your hand and *6 to mute/unmute yourself.

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

2021 Primary
June 8 2021 100 Day

Voting Absentee In-Person (Early Voting)

In-Person Absentee Voting will be available at the Office of the General Registrar at 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland VA 23063 during normal office hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays beginning Friday, April 23, 2021 and continuing until Friday, June 4. The office will also be open for Absentee Voting on Saturday, May 29 and Saturday, June 5 from 9am until 5pm. 

IMPORTANT: The Satellite Voting Office at the Parks and Recreation Building will not be used for the June 8 Democratic Primary.

Voting Absentee by Mail

Ballots for the June 8, 2021 Democratic Primary Election will be available Friday, April 23, 2021, but you can request them right now! The last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be sent to you is Friday, May 28, 2021.

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 in person to the General Registrar, or to the drop off location at the Office of the General Registrar 1876 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063

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

IMPORTANT: This tool can only be used to track ballots on their way out in the mail or on the way back through the mail. It cannot be used to track ballots cast in person or returned via a drop box or drop off location.

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.