A Special Election has been ordered for November 2, 2021 to fill the vacant seat for a Council Person for the Central Precinct. If you are interested in becoming a candidate contact the Voter Registration and Elections office at 757-868-3070 for filing information. The candidate filing deadline is 7:00 p.m. on August 13, 2021.Writ of Election
Electoral Board Members
- Taylor L. Bresnan, Chairman
- Robert G. Insley, Sr., Vice-Chairman
- W. Lynn Pauls, 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 2, 2021, General/Special 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 12, 2021 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.
In-Person Early Voting DeadlinesIn-person early voting will begin Friday, September 17, 2021, 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 23, and October 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for in-person early voting. The deadline to vote early in-person is 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021. The last day to request a ballot to be mailed to you is Friday, October 22, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
If you have previously applied for an absentee ballot for the November 2nd General/Special 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 Friday, September 17, 2021 and ending Monday, November 1, 2021 for your convenience.
Notice of November 2, 2021 General/Special 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 2, 2021 General/Special Election:
- Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- House of Delegates
- City Council, Central Precinct
- Commissioner of Revenue
- 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.