Voter Registration

Voter registration in Virginia is available by mail, at the offices of the Voter Registrar, at the office of the Division of Motor Vehicles and at Public Services Agencies.

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.
Next Election - Democratic Presidential Primary - March 3, 2020


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 Democratic Presidential Primary  to be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 you MUST register no later than 5 p.m. in person or 11:59 p.m. online on Monday, February 10, 2020. If you are currently registered and have moved, you must update your registration record by the registration deadline.

Absentee Voting Deadlines

Final day to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Registrants who will not be in the City on Election Day due to education, illness, business or vacation may apply for an absentee ballot in person, online or by requesting an absentee ballot application in writing or by phone.  In person absentee voting will be available during our regular office hours and on Saturday, February 29, 2020, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Required Photo ID

Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (Photo ID) at the polls. For more information about this new law, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Poquoson Districts
  1. Congressional District: Second (02)
  2. Senate District: Third (03)
  3. House of Delegates District: Ninety-first (091)
The Polls Open at 6 A.M. and Close 7 P.M.
Polling Locations

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.
Can I vote Absentee?
To be eligible to vote absentee in Virginia a person must be unable to go to the polls because you:
are a student or the spouse of a student attending a school outside Poquoson 
will be working and commuting for 11 or more hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
will be away on personal business or vacation 
are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability  
are the primary caretaker of a confined family member 
have a religious obligation 
are confined awaiting trial 
are confined having been convicted of a misdemeanor 
are an election official 
are on active duty in the military outside Poquoson 
are the spouse or dependent residing with a member of the military outside Poquoson 
are an overseas citizen whose most recent United States residence was in Poquoson 

What are the deadlines for absentee voting?
Absentee voting in person begins approximately 46 days before an Election. Absentee voting ends at 5:00 P.M. on the Saturday before an election.
For more information, please visit the State Board of Elections.