Voter Registration & Elections

Election Information

Next Election: November 3, 2020 General Election for the Offices of United States President, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives

  • In-Person Early Voting Begins:  Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Last Day to Register:  Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Reduced hours as of August 3:  Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the Thomas Jefferson Health District, the Office of Voter Registration plans to operate at reduced hours and staffing through the month of August. We expect to return to normal business hours by Friday, September 18. When visiting the Office of Voter Registration, please remember that masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be followed. 

Voters can check their registration status using the online Citizen Portal or by calling our office. Most voters who wish to register for the first time or update their registration can complete the process online. Please contact our office if you would like to request a paper voter registration application (PDF).   

As of July 1, 2020, voters no longer need a reason to apply for an absentee mail ballot. Voters with a Virginia DMV-issued ID may apply online for a mailed ballot.  If you do not have a Virginia Driver’s License, you can print the application (PDF). Upon completion you can mail, email, or fax (434-970-3249) the application. Voters may also call our office to request that a paper application be mailed to them. Ballots start going out about 45 days prior to the election. Once your ballot has been mailed, you can follow its progress through the United States Postal Service by using Ballot Scout.

In Person Early Voting begins on Friday September 18, 2020 and will take place during regular business hours. Additionally, our office will be open on Saturdays October 24 and 31 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM for early voting. October 31 is the last day to vote early for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

Campaign Finance Reports

View electronic campaign finance reports filed with the State Board of Elections, including filings from candidates for statewide offices and House of Delegates, and for candidates for local office who choose to file electronically. Search by candidate’s name.

Public inspection files are available in our office, during office hours, containing copies of campaign finance and candidate qualifying documents (except petitions) filed with us by candidates for local office for the current and most recent elections.

Becoming a Candidate

If you are interested in running for office in Virginia, please refer to the State Board of Elections website for information. Local candidates i.e. City Council and School Board can contact our office at 434-970-3250 or email our office with questions or to request hard copies of campaign finance forms and other reporting documents.

Parking Options

The office is next to The Sprint Pavilion and across the Mall from the Transit Station. Parking for the first hour is free in the Market Street Garage. Street parking is available on both sides of the Annex building (enter southbound from 7th Street NE and Market Street) and nearby.

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