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Office of the General Registrar
801 Crawford Street, First Floor
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone (757) 393-8644 FAX (757) 393-5415
Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M., Mon. - Fri.
Deloris Overton Short, General Registrar

Mission Statement

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 and 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.


Call for a Primary Election for June 9, 2015 (PDF)

Candidates who requested a June 9, 2015 Primary Election (PDF)

Official Election Notice-UOCAVA Voters (PDF)



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