Donna Patterson - General Registrar
The registrar's office maintains the current registration and elections process for Virginia Beach voters and meets mandatory state and federal standards for access to voter registration, such as the regulations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The National Voter Registration Act necessitated a joint program with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), as a result you can register to vote in conjunction with other DMV transactions at any DMV Customer Service Center during all the hour that DMV is open.
Our Office handles mail registration sites at the Virginia Beach U.S. Post Office locations, recreation centers, public libraries and City Treasurer's offices. The Office also provides convenient ways for citizens to register to vote, update their voter registration record, vote by absentee ballot, and pursue their candidacy for office, and is responsible for maintaining and checking the campaign finance reports of all local candidates.
The Electoral Board is responsible for the conduct of the elections and for the verification of election results. The voting system chosen for use by your Electoral Board in the City of Virginia Beach is Election Systems & Software (ES&S) DS200™ and ExpressVote™ Voting System. Contact the Electoral Board Members at (757) 385-8683, or by email.