Registration and Absentee Voting Information for the March 1 Primaries

Deadline to Register to Vote is February 8

Monday, February 01, 2016

For the Democratic and Republican Party Presidential Primaries:

The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered to vote in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote.

To be eligible to vote in either of the Presidential Primary Elections held on Tuesday, March 1, residents must register to vote or submit any change of address no later than close of business on Monday, Feb. 8. Mailed voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before Monday, Feb. 8.

In-Person Voter Registration is available at the Voter Registrar’s Office, all Virginia Beach Public Library locations, and Virginia Beach Department of Motor Vehicles Offices (in conjunction with DMV transactions) during normal hours of operation. In addition, Online Voter Registration is also available on the Department of Elections website at www.vote.virginia.gov.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot application by mail, email, fax or online.

Saturday, Feb. 27, by 5 p.m. is the last day for absentee voting in person.


In-person absentee voting for the March 1 Presidential Primary Elections will be available at the following locations:

Municipal Center – Building 14
2449 Princess Anne Road
Monday – Friday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In-person absentee voting at the following satellite locations will begin on Monday, Feb. 15:

Courthouse Fire Station
2461 Princess Anne Road
Monday – Friday, Feb. 15 – 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bayside Recreation Center
4500 First Court Road
Monday – Friday, Feb. 15 – 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Great Neck Recreation Center
2521 Shorehaven Drive
Monday – Friday, Feb. 15 –  26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

All polling locations in Virginia Beach now have digital scanner voting machines. The new system uses a paper ballot, which is digitally scanned into the ballot box. Voters with special needs can vote without assistance by using a ballot marking station that allows touch screen or audio selection.

Voters that do not have an acceptable form of identification may contact our office for a free voter photo ID.

 

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