RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE), in partnership with Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), launched online voter registration Tuesday as a result of recently enacted legislation sponsored by Delegate David Ramadan (HB2341).
Eligible Virginia citizens will now be able to submit a voter registration application or update their current registration information online. In order to complete the online application process, citizens must provide their Virginia DMV customer identifier number, which is displayed on DMV issued identification cards or Driver’s Licenses.
Citizens who do not have a Virginia DMV customer identifier can still fill out the registration application online. However, they will have to print and return the completed application to their local voter registration office.
All voter registration application submissions are subject to review and approval. Citizens will be notified directly by mail from their local voter registration office once an application has been processed. A new or updated voter registration card will arrive once the application is approved.
“The launch of online voter registration will enable eligible citizens to apply to register to vote and to update their registration information online, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, regardless of where they are required to be, said Delegate Ramadan.
He added, “I am proud to have sponsored this legislation to assist Virginians to more conveniently participate in elections. Online registration is secure and enhances the integrity of Virginia’s voter rolls; further, it saves costs and increases efficiency and access.”