Student Voter Registration
Posted on 04/30/2019
Student Voter RegistrationHigh school students who will be 18 years old by the next general election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, are encouraged to register and vote in the upcoming primary elections and all subsequent elections. Generally, the deadline for registration is three weeks before a general election and shorter for special elections to fill vacancies. 

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 21-27, 2019, as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. The purpose of the Proclamation is to encourage high school students, teachers, and administrators across the Commonwealth to conduct voter registration drives at their schools. 

Last fall, Governor Northam announced the Governor’s High School Voter Registration Challenge for the 2018-19 academic year. Students can register to vote through their school’s online link