PUBLIC NOTICE OF EARLY VOTING
To all Virginians voting by mail/absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 elections: If you believe you may not safely have a witness present while completing the absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 Election, you are not required to have a witness present or have a witness sign your ballot envelope. Your ballot will not be rejected due to a missing witness signature. These instructions override any instructions on your ballot envelopes regarding witness signatures.
Electoral Board Members
- Michele Y. Person, Chairman
- Robert G. Insley, Sr., Vice-Chairman
- Bonnie B. Condrey, Secretary
- General Election: First Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year.
- Primaries: When one or both political parties choose this method.
Voter Registration Deadline
The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. In order to be eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election you must be 18 years of age on or before the next General Election, and registered to vote. The last day in which a person may register to vote or make changes to their voter registration is Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. in person or 11:59 p.m. online if you are currently registered and have moved, you must update your registration record by the registration deadline.
No Excuse Absentee Voting DeadlinesNo excuse in-person absentee voting will begin September 18th in the City Hall Building (500 City Hall Ave.). In addition to our regular office hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., we will be open Saturday, October 24th and 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for in-person absentee voting. The deadline to vote absentee in-person is 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31st. The last day to request a ballot to be mailed to you is Friday October 23, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
We respectfully request that voters who wish to vote in person bring valid voter identification, wear a face covering or mask, practice social distancing and exercise patience. Thank you for your cooperation!
If you have previously applied for an absentee ballot for the November 3rd Election please do not submit another application unless your information has changed (name and/or address).
Ballot Drop BoxBallot Drop Box will be available during office hours in the office of Voter Registration beginning September 18, 2020 and ending November 2, 2020 for your convenience.
Notice of November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election for Overseas Citizens and Members of the Uniformed Services Click Here
Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification at the polls. For more information about this new law, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.
We will be voting on the following offices in the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election:
- United States President and Vice President
- United States Senate
- House of Representatives, 2nd District
- Mayor, At Large
- City Council Member, Central Precinct
- City Council Member, Eastern Precinct
- City Council Member, Western Precinct
- 2 Constitutional Amendments
- Congressional District: Second (02)
- Senate District: Third (03)
- House of Delegates District: Ninety-first (091)
Polling Locations(polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.)
Central Precinct (0001) Location:
Eastern Precinct (0002) Location:
Western Precinct (0003) Location:
No Excuse Absentee Voting Location:
Office of Voter Registration
Who can register to vote in Virginia?
1. Must be a citizen of the United States.
2. Must live in the state of Virginia.
3. Must be 18 years old by the date of the next general election.
4. Must not have been convicted of a felony or judged by a court to be mentally incompetent, unless the right to vote has been restored by the Governor or a court order has re-established competence.
5. Must not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
How to register?
Individuals can apply for voter registration or update their voter registration data at any Registrar’s Office in Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles, Public Libraries or by mail.
How can I register if I cannot leave home because I’m physically disabled or have a continuing illness?
Call, Email, Fax or write your voter registrar. The registrar will send you an application to complete and return by mail.
How will I know where to vote?
After you have registered to vote, a voter I.D. card will be mailed with the name and address of your voting precinct.
For more information, please visit the State Board of Elections.