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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Voter Registrar
Mission Statement
The mission of the Voter Registrar’s Office is to:
  • Provide equal opportunity for all qualified citizens of Rockingham County to register to vote
  • Maintain accurate voter records used in elections
  • Conduct all elections at the highest level of professional standards, ensuring public confidence in the integrity of the results
  • Be an information resource for citizens regarding voter registration, absentee voting, elections, and elected officials 

Upcoming Elections
March 1, 2016 Dual Presidential Primary
If you choose to vote in the Republican Presidential Primary, you will be required to sign a statement (required by the Republican Party of Virginia) which will be provided and administered by an Officer of Election at your polling location, before casting your ballot.

Voter Registration Deadline
If you are already registered and your information is up to date, the voter registration deadlines do not apply.
  • The last day to register or update existing information pertaining to your voting record is February 8, 2016.
  • In Person- Applications  must be received by 5:00 P.M. on the day of the deadline in order to be processed before the General Election
  • By Mail- Applications must be postmarked by February 8, 2016 in order to be processed before the Presidential Primary.

Absentee Voting — By Mail

  • The deadline to submit an application to have an absentee ballot mailed to you is Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at  5 p.mApplications must be received at the Voter Registration Office by that time.
  • Absentee ballots must be received at the Voter Registration Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (March 1st) to be counted.
  • The ballot may be mailed or delivered in-person (an absentee ballot dropped off must be delivered personally by the voter).

For this election, Virginia's photo ID requirements do not apply to absentee voters who request an absentee ballot by mail.

Absentee Voting — In Person

 (beginning Monday, January 11, 2016) 

In-person absentee voting at the Voter Registration Office begins on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8 a.m. and ends on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at  5:00 p.m.

  • Regular hours for in-person absentee voting are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    (The office will be closed on Monday, February 15th)
  • Extended Office Hours - Saturday, February 27th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

You may complete your absentee application when you come to vote.

Virginia's new photo ID requirements apply to absentee voters who cast their absentee ballot in person. Voters who do not have acceptable ID may apply for an ID (and receive a temporary ID) at the same time they come to cast their in-person absentee ballot. 

Photo ID Required for Voting:

Effective July 1, 2014, voters must present one of the following forms of identification when voting.

* If you do not have an acceptable form of identification, please contact our office for a free ID.

To view a Sample Voter Identification Card, click on the provided link.

  • Valid Virginia Driver's License
  • Valid Employee photo identification card
  • DMV- issued photo identification card
  • Other government -issued photo identification card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (issuer must be an institution of higher education located in Virginia)

Register to Vote
Visit the Register to Vote page for instructions on how to register, change your address or name, download the registration application, and view registration deadlines. 

Vote Absentee
Visit the Vote Absentee page to see who qualifies to vote absentee, how to obtain an absentee ballot, download the absentee ballot application and view absentee voting deadlines.  Notice to Military and Overseas (OUCAVA) voters.

Lisa Gooden
Voter Registrar

Jennifer Frederick
Assistant Registrar

Rockingham County Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Ph: (540) 564-3055
Fx: (540) 564-3057

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm