It's easy to register to vote - just make sure you do it in time for the next election. Think you are already registered? You can check the status of your registration and change details, such as your address or name, if you need to do so. Another handy online option is registering for an absentee ballot.
Polling Places/Where Do I Vote?
Registrars' offices are located in the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland. You must register to vote in the county of your residence. You are eligible to vote if you are a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Virginia, at least 18 years of age (or you will be by the next general election), and/or have had the right to vote restored subsequent to a felony conviction or adjudication of mental incompetence. Read about the locations of the polling places below for each county:
Who Are My Legislators, and What's on the Ballot?
- Congress.gov: Federal legislative information on the Internet. Find out what's being considered in Congress now or in the past, text of public laws and bills, voting records, and more. Check out the Help page for tips on navigating the site.
- The Federal Register: The official daily publication of rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. An opportunity to keep informed about public comment deadlines as well as other public notices of the U.S.
- Government Agencies and Elected Officials: find out who represents you and who is in charge of programs in agencies.
- Virginia Code and Laws: State legislative information.
- Who's My Legislator?: Enter your street address, city, and zip to find out who represents you. Includes a handy email link to send them a message.
- Facts for Voters: Directory of Fredericksburg Area Public Officials and Government Offices 2019opens a new window: Free directory of greater Fredericksburg area public official and government offices. Includes voter registration deadlines and election dates. Also available in print at CRRL branches.
To keep up to date with pending elections, check out the Virginia Department of Elections' list of Candidates & Referendums, and visit the major state parties' websites:
- Democratic Party of Virginia
- Green Party of Virginia
- Independent Greens of Virginia
- Libertarian Party of Virginia
- Republican Party of Virginia
Visit Project Vote Smart, a non-partisan website providing access to candidate information including past voting records and more on party platforms.