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How to Vote

NSU Students Vote Matters

Your Vote is Your Voice – Don’t be Silent!
The importance of voting in the upcoming election.

  • National Registration Day – Tues., Sept. 22, 2020
  • Deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration – Tues., Oct. 13, 2020
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed – Fri., Oct. 23, 2020
  • General Election – Tues., Nov. 3, 2020.

Register Online

To vote in Virginia, you will need to register. To register online, you will need a valid Virginia driver’s license or special ID card, and a Social Security number. VA - Register Online

Other States

Register and vote in your state by clicking the interactive map on the US Elections Assistant Commissions website. View each state's information to see if you qualify to vote using an absentee ballot.

Registration Verification

If you are uncertain if you are registered to vote or in what state, click here for additional information. Voter Information

How Do I Register to Vote - in Virginia

A college student registers to vote in Virginia the same as any other applicant: every prospective voter must submit a voter registration application. Remember, you must update your voter registration information whenever you change your residence.

Every voter in Virginia must submit their residential address when registering to vote (a mailbox cannot serve as a residential address). If you are unable to receive mail at your address, you must also submit a local mailing address. A dormitory or college address can be an acceptable residential address and does not disqualify you from voting.

What is my Residence

A prospective voter must be a resident of the Commonwealth and of the precinct where he seeks to register. In order to establish “residency,” a prospective voter must have a physical location where they intend to stay for an unlimited time. A person can have residency in only one place at a time.

The applicant must determine and declare their residence and may change their intent at any time.

View or Change Voter Information

To change your address, name or other information, please visite this page: View your information

Register & Vote in Your State

Voting information regarding your states elections - Voter information