Eligible Virginians who submit a voter registration application or update an existing voter registration record in any of the following methods may participate in the 2016 November General and Special Elections:
• In-person to our office--City Hall building, 801 Crawford Street, First Floor--by 5:00pm on Friday, October 21st • By mail postmarked on or before Friday, October 21st • Online at vote.virginia.gov through 11:59pm on Friday, October 21st
• To an NVRA designated state agency, such as the DMV or Social Services office, by Friday, October 21st.
Currently registered Virginia voters and eligible Virginians that have already submitted a registration application do not need to take any additional action.
Our aim is to ensure that each election is administered in a lawful manner and to provide the means by which qualified residents of the city can register to vote in accordance with state law. We strive to uphold the integrity of the election and to create a pleasant voting experience for our citizens here in Portsmouth. In addition, the primary objective of the office is to protect the integrity of the electoral process, improve voter registration, and promote voter education and participation.
November 8, 2016, General and Special Elections
On Election Day, polls are open from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Voters must present a valid form of photo identification on Election Day. Visit vote.virginia.govfor a complete list. FREE photo ID cards are available through the Office of the General Registrar for voters who do not have valid photo identification.
Friday, September 23: In-Person Absentee Voting Begins
Friday, October 21: Extended Voter Registration Deadline - In Person: 5:00 p.m.; Online: 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, October 29: Office Open for In-Person Absentee Voting: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1: Last Day to Apply for an Absentee Ballot by Mail, Fax, Email or Online: 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5: Office Open for Final Day for In-Person Absentee Voting: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8: Election Day; Absentee Ballot Must Be Returned to Office by 7:00 p.m.
What's On My Ballot?
Click on the link below to view the sample ballot for the November 8, 2016, General and Special Elections