University of Mary Washington Students

Welcome to the City of Fredericksburg.

Registering to Vote:

If you wish to register to vote in the City of Fredericksburg, you may do so ONLINE (You must have a Virginia DMV issued I.D. to register online as your signature on file with the DMV will be used by you to sign your application.) or by completing a paper voter registration application that you print out and deliver to the Voter Registrar’s office.  If you choose to utilize a paper application, please ensure that your information is complete, accurate, and legible. Online applications are preferable for they are easily read, complete, and are delivered automatically to the correct jurisdiction.

ATTENTION: To assist UMW students with registration please utilize the following sample applications, specific to UMW housing:

Sample-Eagle Landing    Sample-College Ave.   Sample-William St Apartments

If you do not reside in UMW housing and you reside in the City of Fredericksburg you will complete your voter application utilizing your City of Fredericksburg residence address.

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is 22 days prior to each election.

PLEASE NOTE: You must update your voter registration any time you move residences or housing. It is important you inform the registrar of any changes. You may update your registration:  


Students vote as any other qualified voter would on Election Day, at their assigned precinct. You will need to have a photo ID, state your registration address, and vote in your assigned precinct.

List of qualifying I.D.’s required for voting

All voters are eligible to vote early, 45 days prior to Election Day.  Please read more about Absentee Voting in Virginia: Virginia Department of Elections-Absentee Voting