Virginia does not register its voters by political party preference. However, it does make a distinction between"active" and "inactive" voters. Once you have registered to vote in Virginia, you are enrolled as long as you update your information when you change your name or address. You will be automatically kept on the "active" rolls unless you voluntarily choose to cancel your registration, move out of the commonwealth, commit a felony, or are judged mentally incapacitated. You should immediately notify your General Registrar if there is any change in your status, name change, change of address, or other condition that may affect your eligibility to remain a registered voter.
"Inactive" voters are those presumed to have changed their address or moved out of the locality by reason of notification from USPS or other cross-check methods. Upon voting, they must confirm their registered address and may not be able to vote until that information has been updated. A voter with an "Inactive" status who misses two consecutive federal elections, and fails to respond to a contact request sent out by State Board of Elections, will be removed from the voter rolls. A person so removed must re-register if he/she wishes to be a registered voter.