Voter Registrar

​​Accessible Voting Machine Hands on Demonstration sessions on Monday, October 3rd from 11am to 12pm and starting again 12pm to 1pm at Bayside & Special Services Library.  ​​ExpressVote is the accessible ballot marking device used in Virginia Beach. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Absentee In person voting begins on September 23rd 8am-5pm Monday - Friday in our office at the Municipal Center. We will also be open the last 4 Saturdays and 8am -7pm the last 4 Thursdays before the election. Additional locations will be open for Absentee In Person Voting beginning Monday, October 24th​ (the last 2 weeks before the election).​

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 Track Your Ballot

 Sample Ballot

November 8, 2016 General and Special Elections ​Sa​mple Ballot

The November 8, 2016 ballot will be a lengthy ballot with contests listed on both sides of the ballot. The front portion of the ballot will have selections for President/Vice President, Member House of Representative and 2 Proposed Constitutional Amendments. The back side will have selections for Mayor, City Council, School Board and an Advisory Referendum. Please be sure to mark your selections on both sides before inserting your ballot in the tabulator​.

Brochures explaining the Proposed Constitutiona​l Amendment questions that will be on the November ballot are available in our office. You may pick one up, have one mailed to you or click on the link above to access it online.

 Photo ID Requirements

A picture ID is required for in person voting. The Virginia Beach Voter Registrar’s Office provides Voter Photo IDs, free of charge, for voting purposes only between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Find out what Photo IDs  are acceptable. Voter Photo Identification Chart.​

Voting Is As Easy As 1-2-3

 The Voting Experience!​

​All polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on election day.​

You may regist​er to vote​ if you are a United States citizen, a resident of Virginia, will be 18 years of age by the day of the next General Election, have had your voting rights restored if you have ever been convicted of a felony and have had your capacity restored if you have been declared mentally incapacitated in a Circuit Court.

The voter registration deadline is 22 days before the next General or Primary Election as required by Commonwealth law. Residents must be registered in the precinct in which they reside. Absentee Ballot Applications are available upon request.

Online Voter Registration and Online Absentee Ballot Application. Citizens of Virginia can now register to vote, update their voter registration information, verify their voter registration status or apply for an absentee ballot (FPCA, FWAB, Annual, Virginia) online through the Department of Elections website. Click her​e​ to get started.​

Governor Process for Automatic Restoration of Voting and Civil Rights for Non-Violent Felons through the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Third Party Voter Registration Training requires individuals and groups conducting voter registration drives to register and to receive training.  Also all individuals and groups that plan to obtain 25 or more voter registration applications must complete this training prior to obtaining these voter registration applications from the Department of Elections or a local voter registration office. All certifications expire on June 30th of each year, you must be recertified each year if you wish to continue to hold voter drives or distribute voter registration applications. You may contact the Department of Elections to scheduled training, access online training or contact your local registrar's office. 

​​​Our Precinct List located under Related Information is updated to reflect any changes to precincts and polling locations. Contact our office by phone at (757) 385-8683 or email at voter@vbgov.com if additional information is needed or at grabsenteevote@vbgov.com for questions regarding voting absentee. Need to find your polling location? Check your Voter Registration Status.

Absentee Voting will be available in the Voter Registrar's Office prior to the next scheduled election as required by law. Please be reminded that the deadline by which we must receive  your absentee ballot application requesting your ballot by mail, email or fax is the Tuesday preceding the election, and the deadline to vote absentee in person is always the Saturday preceding the election. Mailed ballots must be received in our office by 7​​pm Election Day. Don't forget to check us out on facebook for the latest news and information.​​​

 Elected City Leaders


  • The City of Virginia Beach is in the 2nd Congressional District represented by Congressman E. Scott Rigell.
  • The Mayor of Virginia Beach is the Honorable William D. Sessoms, Jr.
  • The School Board Chairman for Virginia Beach City Public Schools is  the Honorable Daniel D. Edwards.​
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    To find out who our other elected officials are check out the Citizen's Guide to Federal, State and Local Offices​.