Voter Registration & Elections

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 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.

Redistricting Information

On February 14, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond Division) issued a Court Order requiring redistricting of the House of Delegates Districts to include the Hampton Roads area. This impacted 12 precincts within Portsmouth. The precincts are as follows:

Park View Elementary School, Third Baptist Church, Port Norfolk Recreation Center, St. Mark Deliverance Center, Westhaven Baptist Church, The Senior Station, The Rescue Church, Churchland Branch Library, Churchland Elementary School (split precinct), Scottish Rite Temple, Churchland Middle School, and Grove Baptist Church.

Voters who have been impacted by the redistricting changes will receive a Voter Information Notice in the mail. The new House District map is attached here.

 For information about the Restoration of Rights, please click here, or call the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth at 804-692-0104. 

On Election Day, polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

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