Virginia Governor’s High School Voter Registration Challenge

students helpingThe governor is challenging all Virginia schools to register eligible members of their senior class.  Schools that register at least 65% of their eligible seniors will be recognized. The Governor’s Challenge was established in 2016, as part of the High School Voter Registration Week. 

The Office of the Governor and the Virginia Secretary of Administration, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Elections, and the League of Women Voters of Virginia, are excited to announce the reintroduction of the Governor’s Award for Voter Registration for high school students throughout the Commonwealth. The award is intended to recognize and commemorate the efforts of the next generation of leaders to educate, engage and inform their fellow students about how to get involved in the voting process. Schools that register 65% of their eligible senior class will earn the award. Virginia high schools can sign-up to participate in the Challenge by emailing   

What Are The Prerequisites For Registering To Vote In Virginia?

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of Virginia
  • Be at least 18 years old by the next general election. 17-year-olds who will turn 18 on or before the next general election (November 5th, 2019) can register now.
  • Seventeen-year-olds who are registered to vote can also vote in primary AND special elections in Virginia!
  • Have had voting rights restored if have ever been convicted of a felony
  • Have had capacity restored if have ever been declared mentally incapacitated in a Circuit Court
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What are the Birthdates to Vote in Upcoming Elections in 2019-20?

Election Date Election Must have been born on or before this date Voter Registration Deadline

State Elections:  Entire General Assembly Virginia Senate, Virginia House of Delegates

Local Elections:  Varies by locality



3/3/2020 US Presidential Primary 11/3/2002 2/10/2020
5/5/2020 Some City and Town Elections 5/5/2002 4/13/2020

U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives’ Primary
(if held)

11/3/2002 5/18/2020

US President, U. S. Senator, U. S. Representative, Some Town or City Elections

11/3/2002 10/13/2020




  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Date of Birth

Yes, if you have a Virginia driver’s license or learners’ permit, you can! If not, then you can begin the registration process online. You will, however, need to print out the application and mail it in.


Virginia residents, mail your application to:

Virginia Department of Elections
Washington Building
1100 Bank Street, First Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone (804) 864-8901


Download the 2019-20 Governor’s ChallengeHighSchool Voter Registration flyer at

Find your high school’s link below and get started! 

The link takes you directly to the Department of Elections’ website and your school will get credit for your registration.


Alphabetical Listing of Schools with Links to Register

This list has been revised to correct some information. There are several schools that do not have a unique URL yet. Those will be provided by the Dept.of Elections and added here when they are received.

[A] •  [B] • [C] •  [D] • [E] • [F] • [G] • [H] • [I] • [J] • [K] • [L] • [M] • [N] • [O] • [P] • [Q] • [R] • [S] • [T] • [U] • [V] • [W] • [X] • [Y] • [Z]

Abingdon High,Abingdon Lafayette High, Williamsburg
Achievable Dream Middle/High, Newport News (url pending) Lake Braddock Secondary, Burke
Albemarle High, Charlottesville Lake Taylor High, Norfolk
Alleghany High, Covington Lakeland High, Suffolk
Alliance Christian High School, Portsmouth (url pending) Lancaster High, Lancaster
Altavista High, Altavista Landstown High, Virginia Beach
Amelia County High, Amelia Court House Langley High, Mclean
Amherst County High, Amherst Lebanon High, Lebanon
Annandale High, Annandale Lee Davis High, Mechanicsville
Appomattox County High, Appomattox Lee High, Jonesville
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for Arts & Technology , Petersburg Lee High, Springfield
Arcadia High, Oak Hall Liberty High, Bealeton
Arlington Community High, Arlington (url pending) Liberty High, Bedford
Armstrong High, Richmond Lloyd C. Bird High, Chesterfield
Atlee High, Mechanicsville Lord Botetourt High, Daleville
Auburn High, Riner Loudoun County High, Leesburg
B Loudoun Valley High, Purcellville
Bassett High, Bassett Louisa County High, Mineral
Bath County High, Hot Springs Luray High, Luray
Battlefield High, Haymarket M
Bayside High, Virginia Beach Madison County High, Madison
Bethel High, Hampton Madison High, Vienna (url pending)
Blacksburg High, Blacksburg Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government & International Studies , Richmond
Bland County High, Rocky Gap Magna Vista High, Ridgeway
Blue Ridge Governor’s School, Palmyra (url pending) Manassas Park High, Manassas Park
Blue Ridge School, St. George Manchester High, Midlothian
Bluestone High, Skipwith Marion Senior High, Marion
Booker T Washington High, Norfolk Marshall High, Falls Church
Boys Home of Virginia, Covington (url pending) Martinsville High, Martinsville
Brentsville District High, Nokesville Massanutten Governor’s School for Integrated Environmental Science & Technology , Mount Jackson (url pending)
Briar Woods High, Ashburn Massanutten Military Academy , Woodstock
Broad Run High, Ashburn Massaponax High, Fredericksburg
Broadway High, Broadway Mathews High, Mathews
Brooke Point High, Stafford Matoaca High, Chesterfield
Brookville High, Lynchburg Matthew Fontaine Maury High, Norfolk
Brunswick High, Lawrenceville McLean High, McLean
Bruton High, Williamsburg Meadowbrook High, North Chesterfield (url pending)
Bryant High, Alexandria Menchville High, Newport News
Buckingham County High, Buckingham Middlesex High, Saluda
Buffalo Gap High, Swoope Midlothian High, Midlothian
C Millbrook High, Winchester
C.D. Hylton High, Woodbridge Mills E. Godwin High, Richmond
Caroline High, Milford Millwood School, Midlothian (url pending)
Carroll County High, Hillsville Monacan High, Richmond
Carver College and Career Academy, Chester (url pending) Monticello High, Charlottesville
Castlewood High, Castlewood Mount Vernon High, Alexandria
Cave Spring High, Roanoke Mountain View High, Centreville
Central High, King And Queen C H Mountain View High, Stafford
Central High, Norton (url pending) Mountain Vista Governor’s School, Middletown
Central High, Victoria Murray High School, Charlottesville
Central High, Woodstock N
Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science & Technology , Lynchburg Nandua High, Onley
Centreville High, Clifton Nansemond River High, Suffolk
Chancellor High, Fredericksburg Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Suffolk
Chantilly High, Chantilly Narrows High, Narrows
Charles City County High, Charles City Nelson County High, Lovingston
Charles J. Colgan Sr. High, Manassas (url pending) New Covenant Schools, Lynchburg (url pending)
Charlottesville High, Charlottesville New Horizons Governor’s School for Science & Technology, Hampton (url pending)
Chatham High, Chatham New Kent High, New Kent
Chesapeake Bay Academy , Virginia Beach Norfolk Collegiate, Norfolk
Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine & Environmental Science , Tappahannock (url pending) North Stafford High, Stafford
Chilhowie High, Chilhowie Northampton High, Eastville
Chincoteague High, Chincoteague Northside High, Roanoke
Christchurch School , Christchurch Northumberland High, Heathsville
Christiansburg High, Christiansburg Northwood High, Saltville
Churchland High, Portsmouth Norview High, Norfolk
Clarke County High, Berryville Nottoway High, Crewe
Clover Hill High, Midlothian O
Colonial Beach High, Colonial Beach Oakton High, Vienna
Colonial Forge High, Stafford Ocean Lakes High, Virginia Beach
Colonial Heights High, Colonial Heights Open High, Richmond
Commonwealth Governor’s School, Fredericksburg (url pending) Orange County High, Orange
Community High School of Arts & Academics, Roanoke (url pending) Osbourn High, Manassas
Cosby High, Midlothian Osbourn Park High, Manassas
Council High, Honaker Oscar F. Smith High, Chesapeake
Courtland High, Spotsylvania p
Covington High, Covington Pace West, Gainesville (url pending)
Craig County High, New Castle Page County High, Shenandoah
Culpeper County High, Culpeper Park View High, South Hill
Cumberland High, Cumberland Park View High, Sterling
D Parry McCluer High School, Buena Vista
Dan River High, Ringgold Patrick County High, Stuart
Deep Creek High, Chesapeake Patrick Henry High, Ashland
Deep Run High, Glen Allen Patrick Henry High, Glade Spring
Denbigh High, Newport News Patrick Henry High, Roanoke
Dinwiddie County High, Dinwiddie Patriot High, Nokesville
Dominion High, Sterling Petersburg High, Petersburg
Douglas S. Freeman High, Richmond Phoebus High, Hampton
E Piedmont Governor’s School, Martinsville
E.C. Glass High, Lynchburg Poquoson High, Poquoson
East Rockingham High, Elkton Potomac Falls High, Potomac Falls
Eastern Montgomery High, Elliston Potomac High, Dumfries
Eastern View High, Culpeper Powhatan High, Powhatan
Eastside High, Coeburn Prince Edward County High, Farmville
Edison High, Alexandria (url pending) Prince George High, Prince George
Episcopal High School , Alexandria Princess Anne High, Virginia Beach
Essex High, Tappahannock Pulaski County Senior High, Dublin
Fairfax County Adult High, Springfield Radford High, Radford
Fairfax High, Fairfax Randolph-Henry High, Charlotte C H
Falls Church High, Falls Church Rappahannock County High, Washington
Fauquier High, Warrenton Rappahannock High, Warsaw
First Colonial High, Richlands High, Richlands
Floyd County High, Floyd Richmond Alternative School, Richmond (url pending)
Floyd Kellam High, Virginia Beach (url pending) Richmond Career Education and Employment (Charter School), Richmond (url pending)
Fluvanna County High, Palmyra Richmond Community High, Richmond
Forest Park High, Woodbridge Ridgeview High, Clintwood
Fork Union Military Academy , Fork Union Riverbend High, Fredericksburg
Fort Chiswell High, Max Meadows Riverheads High, Staunton
Fort Defiance High, Fort Defiance Riverside High, Leesburg
Frank W. Cox High, Virginia Beach Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science & Technology , Roanoke
Franklin County High, Rocky Mount Robinson Secondary, Fairfax
Franklin High, Franklin Rock Ridge High, Ashburn
Franklin Military Academy, Richmond Rockbridge County High, Lexington
Fredericksburg Academy , Fredericksburg Rural Retreat High, Rural Retreat
Freedom High, South Riding Rustburg High, Rustburg
Freedom High, Woodbridge Rye Cove High, Duffield
Galax High, Galax Salem High, Salem
Galileo Magnet High, Danville Salem High, Virginia Beach
Gar-Field High, Woodbridge Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School, Fishersville (url pending)
Gate City High, Gate City Sherando High, Stephens City
George Mason High, Falls Church Skyline High, Front Royal
George Washington High, Danville Smithfield High, Smithfield
George Wythe High, Richmond South County High, Lorton
George Wythe High, Wytheville South Lakes High, Reston
Giles High, Pearisburg Southampton Academy, Courtland (url pending)
Glen Allen High, Glen Allen Southampton High, Courtland
Glenvar High, Salem Southwest Virginia Governor’s School for Science, Mathematics & Technology (url pending)
Gloucester High, Gloucester Spotswood High, Penn Laird
Goochland High, Goochland Spotsylvania High, Spotsylvania
Governor’s School for the Arts, Norfolk (url pending) St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Charlottesville
Grafton High, Yorktown Stafford Senior High, Fredericksburg
Graham High, Bluefield Staunton High, Staunton
Granby High, Norfolk Staunton River High, Moneta
Grassfield High, Chesapeake Stone Bridge High, Ashburn
Grayson County High, Independence Stonewall Jackson High, Manassas
Great Bridge High, Chesapeake Stonewall Jackson High, Quicksburg
Green Run Collegiate, Virginia Beach Strasburg High, Strasburg
Green Run High, Virginia Beach Stuart Hall School, Staunton
Greensville County High, Emporia Stuarts Draft High, Stuarts Draft
Gretna High, Gretna Surry County High, Dendron
Grundy High, Grundy Sussex Central High, Sussex
Halifax County High, South Boston T.C. Williams High, Alexandria
Hampton High, Hampton Tabb High, Yorktown
Hanover High, Mechanicsville Tallwood High, Virginia Beach
Hargrave Military Academy , Chatham Tandem Friends School, Charlottesville
Harrisonburg High, Harrisonburg Tangier Combined, Tangier (url pending)
Hayfield Secondary, Alexandria Tazewell High, Tazewell
Henrico High, Richmond The Covenant School, Charlottesville
Heritage High, Leesburg The Governor’s School of Southside Virginia, Keysville (url pending)
Heritage High, Lynchburg The Governor’s School at Innovation Park, Manassas (url pending)
Heritage High, Newport News The Madeira School, McLean
Hermitage High, Richmond The New Community School, Richmond (url pending)
Herndon High, Herndon The Potomac School, McLean
Hickory High, Chesapeake The Steward School, Richmond
Hidden Valley High, Roanoke Thomas Dale High, Chester
Highland High, Monterey Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology, Alexandria
Highland School, Warrenton (url pending) Thomas Jefferson High, Richmond
Highland Springs High, Highland Springs Thomas Walker High, Ewing
Holston High, Damascus Tidewater Academy , Wakefield
Honaker High, Honaker Tunstall High, Dry Fork
Hopewell High, Hopewell Turner Ashby High, Bridgewater
St. Margaret’s, Tappahannock Tuscarora High, Leesburg
Huguenot High, Richmond Twin Springs High, Nickelsville
Hurley High, Hurley Twin Valley High, Pilgrim Knob
I.C. Norcom High, Portsmouth U
I Union High, Big Stone Gap
Independence High, Ashburn (url pending) V
Indian River High, Chesapeake Varina High, Richmond
J.I. Burton High, Norton (url pending) Wakefield High, Arlington
Jackson River Governor’s School , Clifton Forge (url pending) Warhill High, Williamsburg
James Monroe High, Fredericksburg Warren County High, Front Royal
James River High, Buchanan Warwick High, Newport News
James River High, Midlothian Washington & Lee High, Montross
James Wood High, Winchester Washington-Liberty High, Arlington
Jamestown High, Williamsburg Waynesboro High, Waynesboro
Jefferson Forest High, Forest West Point Middle/High, West Point
John Champe High School, Aldie (url pending) West Potomac High, Alexandria
John Handley High School, Winchester (url pending) West Springfield High, Springfield
John Marshall High, Richmond Western Albemarle High, Crozet
John Randolph Tucker High, Richmond (url pending) Western Branch High, Chesapeake
John S. Battle High, Bristol Westfield High, Chantilly
Justice High, Falls Church William Byrd High, Vinton
K William Campbell High, Naruna
Kecoughtan High, Hampton William Fleming High, Roanoke
Kempsville High, Virginia Beach William Monroe High, Stanardsville
Kettle Run High, Nokesville Wilson Memorial High, Fishersville
Key Center, Springfield (url pending) Windsor High, Windsor
Kilmer Center, Vienna (url pending) Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry (url pending)
King George High, King George Woodbridge High, Woodbridge
King William High, King William Woodgrove High, Purcellville
King’s Fork High, Suffolk Woodrow Wilson High, Portsmouth
  Woodside High, Newport News
  Woodson High, Fairfax (url pending)
  York High, Yorktown
  York River Academy, Yorktown (url pending)
  Yorktown High, Arlington


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