Voter Registration & Elections

Small non specific map with a magnifying glass​​​​​​​2018 Polling Location Changes

Order of Writ of Special Election for Mayor to be held on November 6, 2018​​

Democratic Party and Republican Party Primary Elections to be held on June 12, 2018​​​​​​​​​​​. 

Absentee In Person Voting for the June 12, 2018 Primary Elections is available in our office Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. The deadline for absentee in person voting is Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 5pm.​​   Don't forget your picture ID.

 View the ​Sample Ballots​​​​

Attention Absentee By Mail Voters:  The Ballot Scout absentee ballot tracking system below is designed to track ballot delivery to you the voter as well as ballot delivery back to our office from the voter. To track your ballot enter the requested information below or you may go to​ click on the update/check registration link and enter your information or call (757) 385-8683.

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 Sample Ballot

June 12, 2018 Democratic Party and Republican Party Primary Elections Sample Ballots

If you are unsure of your precinct number/name the information can be found on your voter information notice/card, on the Department of Elections​ website or by contacting our office.​

 Photo ID Requirements

A picture ID is required for all in person voting. Virginia Beach Voter Registration & Elections will provide 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​.​

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 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 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 voter registration 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 if additional information is needed or at for questions regarding voting absentee. Need to find your polling location​? Check your Voter Registration Status.

Absentee Voting will be available at Voter Registration & Elections​​​ 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 facebo​ok​ for the latest news and information.​​​

 Elected City Leaders

  • The City of Virginia Beach is in the 2nd Congressional District represented by Congressman Scott W. ​Taylor.
  • 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 Beverly M. Anderson​.​
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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​. 
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