Voter Registration

June 20, 2023, Primary

The June 20, 2023 Primary has been cancelled because only one person filed for each office. 

Electoral Board Meeting Notice

The City of Poquoson Electoral Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 10AM in the Registrar's Office at City Hall.  Click here for notice

Important Changes for Poquoson Voters
Due to the passing of HB 2198 City Council Members will no longer be voted for at-large. Voters will only be able to vote for the candidate running for office in your precinct. The Mayor, Commonwealth Attorney, Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue and Treasurer will remain at-large. Click here to view bill VA HB2198

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

  • Jennifer D. Barnes, 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.

Next Election - General/Special Election, November 7, 2023

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 7, 2023, 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 Monday, October 16, 2023, 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 Deadlines

In-person early voting will begin Friday, September 22, 2023, 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 28, and November 4, 2023, 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, November 4, 2023.  The last day to request a ballot to be mailed to you is Friday, October 27, 2023, by 5:00 p.m.

 If you have previously applied for an absentee ballot for the November 7th General/Special Election please do not submit another application unless your information has changed (name and/or address). 

Ballot Drop Box

Ballot Drop Box will be available during office hours in the office of Voter Registration beginning Friday, September 22, 2023, and ending Monday, November 6, 2023, for your convenience. 
Public Notice of In-Person Early Voting and Ballot Drop-Off Locations  

Track Your Mail-In Ballot

Notice of November 7, 2023, General/Special Election for Overseas Citizens and Members of the Uniformed Services Click Here

Required Identification

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 7, 2023 General/Special Election:

  • State Senator (Richmond), 24th District
  • House of Delegates, 86th District
  • Commonwealth Attorney
  • Clerk of Court
  • Sheriff
  • Member, City Council - Eastern
  • Member, City Council - Western

The City of Poquoson is now in new Congressional, State Senate, and House districts due to redistricting
  1. Congressional District: One (01) See Map
  2. Senate District: Twenty-Four (24) See Map
  3. House of Delegates District: Eighty-Six (86) See Map

The Polls Open at 6 A.M. and Close 7 P.M.

Polling Locations

 (Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.)

Central Precinct (0001) Location:
Tabernacle United Methodist Church
831 Poquoson Avenue

Eastern Precinct (0002) Location:
Trinity United Methodist Church
1294 Poquoson Avenue

Western Precinct (0003) Location:
Christian Outreach Center
Emmaus Baptist Church
814 Yorktown Road

No Excuse Absentee Voting Location:
Office of Voter Registration
500 City Hall Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662

Voter Information

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.